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Lemon vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemon and Common plum different?

  • Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Iron, however Common plum is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lemon is 48% higher.
  • Lemon contains 4 times more Iron than Common plum. While Lemon contains 0.6mg of Iron, Common plum contains only 0.17mg.
  • Lemon has less Sugar.

Lemons, raw, without peel and Plums, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +457.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.9%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +1468.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +317%
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 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 16%
Contains more Vitamin C +457.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.9%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +1468.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +317%
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 Common plum
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Common plum Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 10.02g Common plum
Protein 1.1g 0.7g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.28g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 11.42g Common plum
Calories 29kcal 46kcal Common plum
Starch g 0g Common plum
Fructose g 3.07g Common plum
Sugar 2.5g 9.92g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.4g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 6mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.17mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 7mg Lemon
Phosphorus 16mg 16mg
Potassium 138mg 157mg Common plum
Sodium 2mg 0mg Common plum
Zinc 0.06mg 0.1mg Common plum
Copper 0.037mg 0.057mg Common plum
Vitamin A 22IU 345IU Common plum
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.26mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 9.5mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.028mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.026mg Common plum
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.417mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.135mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.029mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 5µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 6.4µg Common plum
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Common plum
Threonine mg 0.01mg Common plum
Isoleucine mg 0.014mg Common plum
Leucine mg 0.015mg Common plum
Lysine mg 0.016mg Common plum
Methionine mg 0.008mg Common plum
Phenylalanine mg 0.014mg Common plum
Valine mg 0.016mg Common plum
Histidine mg 0.009mg Common plum
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.017g Common plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.134g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.044g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Common plum
Low Fats diet ok
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
9
Common plum
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
7
Common plum

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
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
11%
Common plum
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Common plum

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.5)
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. Common plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.