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Lemon vs Cranberry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lemon and Cranberry

  • Lemon is richer than Cranberry in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 36% more than Cranberry.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel and Cranberry, low bush or lingenberry, raw (Alaska Native).

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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 Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Equal in Calcium - 26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Equal in Calcium - 26

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
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +152.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
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 6% 0% 0% 70% 5% 19% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +152.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%

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 Cranberry
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Cranberry Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 12.2g Cranberry
Protein 1.1g 0.4g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.5g Cranberry
Carbs 9.32g 12.2g Cranberry
Calories 29kcal 55kcal Cranberry
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g g Cranberry
Fiber 2.8g g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 26mg
Iron 0.6mg 0.4mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg mg Lemon
Phosphorus 16mg 21mg Cranberry
Potassium 138mg mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg mg Cranberry
Zinc 0.06mg mg Lemon
Copper 0.037mg mg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU 90IU Cranberry
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 21mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.02mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.08mg Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.4mg Cranberry
Vitamin B5 0.19mg mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg mg Lemon
Folate 11µg µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Lemon
Vitamin K 0µg µg Lemon
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 mg Cranberry
Trans Fat 0g g Cranberry
Saturated Fat 0.039g g Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Cranberry
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
Cranberry
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
4
Cranberry

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
2%
Cranberry
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
12%
Cranberry
Fats
1%
Lemon
2%
Cranberry

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Cranberry
Cranberry is cheaper (difference - $0.5)

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. Cranberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169805/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.