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Lemon vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lemon and Cherry

  • Lemon has more Vitamin C, while Cherry has more Copper, and Vitamin A.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 48% more than Cherry.
  • Lemon contains 2 times more Fiber than Cherry. While Lemon contains 2.8g of Fiber, Cherry contains only 1.6g.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lemon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lemons, raw, without peel and Cherries, sour, red, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lemon
4
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4
Cherry
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 15

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lemon
6
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4
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +430%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5731.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +430%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5731.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lemon Cherry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 10.58g Cherry
Protein 1.1g 1g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.3g
Carbs 9.32g 12.18g Cherry
Calories 29kcal 50kcal Cherry
Starch g g
Fructose g 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 2.5g 8.49g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 16mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.32mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 9mg Cherry
Phosphorus 16mg 15mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium 2mg 3mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.037mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 22IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.07mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 10mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.03mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.143mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.044mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 8µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.068g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemon Cherry
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Lemon
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
10
Cherry

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
7%
Lemon
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
12%
Cherry
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.