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Lemon vs Cooking plantain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lemon and Cooking plantain?

  • Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Cooking plantain is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin A.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 38% more.
  • Lemon has 9 times more Calcium than Cooking plantain. While Lemon has 26mg of Calcium, Cooking plantain has only 3mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lemon is lower.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Plantains, raw types 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 +766.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +261.6%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +118.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 23% 27% 15% 45% 1% 4% 27%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +261.6%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +118.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +188%
Contains more Vitamin A +5022.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +586%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.8%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.14
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 68% 3% 0% 62% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 17% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +188%
Contains more Vitamin A +5022.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +586%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.8%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.14

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 Cooking plantain
Lower in Sugar 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 ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Cooking plantain Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 29.59g Cooking plantain
Protein 1.1g 1.3g Cooking plantain
Fats 0.3g 0.37g Cooking plantain
Carbs 9.32g 31.89g Cooking plantain
Calories 29kcal 122kcal Cooking plantain
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 15g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 2.3g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 3mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.6mg
Magnesium 8mg 37mg Cooking plantain
Phosphorus 16mg 34mg Cooking plantain
Potassium 138mg 499mg Cooking plantain
Sodium 2mg 4mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.14mg Cooking plantain
Copper 0.037mg 0.081mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin A 22IU 1127IU Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.14mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 18.4mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.052mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.054mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.686mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.26mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.299mg Cooking plantain
Folate 11µg 22µg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.7µg Cooking plantain
Tryptophan mg 0.015mg Cooking plantain
Threonine mg 0.034mg Cooking plantain
Isoleucine mg 0.036mg Cooking plantain
Leucine mg 0.059mg Cooking plantain
Lysine mg 0.06mg Cooking plantain
Methionine mg 0.017mg Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine mg 0.044mg Cooking plantain
Valine mg 0.046mg Cooking plantain
Histidine mg 0.064mg Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.143g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.032g Cooking plantain
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.069g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Cooking plantain
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
23
Cooking plantain
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
17
Cooking plantain

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
8%
Cooking plantain
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
32%
Cooking plantain
Fats
1%
Lemon
2%
Cooking plantain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.104g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.