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Lemon vs Clementine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lemon and Clementine

  • The amount of Iron in Lemon is higher than in Clementine.
  • Lemon contains 2 times more Fiber than Clementine. While Lemon contains 2.8g of Fiber, Clementine contains only 1.7g.
  • The amount of Sugars in Lemon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lemons, raw, without peel and Clementines, 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
1
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Contains more Iron +328.6%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 0.06
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 9% 16% 8% 15% 2% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +328.6%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +28.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 0.06

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +536%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 48.8
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.075
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 163% 0% 4% 0% 22% 7% 12% 10% 18% 0% 0% 18%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +536%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 48.8
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.075

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Lemon
21
Clementine
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
8
Clementine

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 the food
Protein
7%
Lemon
5%
Clementine
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
12%
Clementine
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Clementine

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Lemon Clementine
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 6.68g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Clementine
Clementine contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Clementine
Clementine is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clementine
Clementine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lemon Clementine Opinion
Calories 29 47 Clementine
Protein 1.1 0.85 Lemon
Fats 0.3 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin C 53 48.8 Lemon
Carbs 9.32 12.02 Clementine
Cholesterol 0 Clementine
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.14 Lemon
Calcium 26 30 Clementine
Potassium 138 177 Clementine
Magnesium 8 10 Clementine
Sugars 2.5 9.18 Lemon
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Lemon
Copper 0.037 0.043 Clementine
Zinc 0.06 0.06
Starch 0 Clementine
Phosphorus 16 21 Clementine
Sodium 2 1 Clementine
Vitamin A 22 Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15 0.2 Clementine
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.086 Clementine
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.03 Clementine
Vitamin B3 0.1 0.636 Clementine
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.151 Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.075 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 Lemon
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 11 24 Clementine
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 Clementine
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 1.64 Clementine

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 of 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. Clementine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168195/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.