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Lemon vs Dates - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lemon and Dates ?

  • Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Dates are higher in Fiber, Copper, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% more.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Dates, deglet noor 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
Lemon
0
:
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +375.4%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +456.8%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 58% 31% 69% 8% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +375.4%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +456.8%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +13150%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
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 2% 1% 1% 0% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 0% 7% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +13150%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +72.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Dates Opinion
Calories 29kcal 282kcal Dates
Protein 1.1g 2.45g Dates
Fats 0.3g 0.39g Dates
Vitamin C 53mg 0.4mg Lemon
Net carbs 6.52g 67.03g Dates
Carbs 9.32g 75.03g Dates
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 1.02mg Dates
Calcium 26mg 39mg Dates
Potassium 138mg 656mg Dates
Magnesium 8mg 43mg Dates
Sugar 2.5g 63.35g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 8g Dates
Copper 0.037mg 0.206mg Dates
Zinc 0.06mg 0.29mg Dates
Starch g g
Phosphorus 16mg 62mg Dates
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Vitamin A 22IU 10IU Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.052mg Dates
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.066mg Dates
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 1.274mg Dates
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.589mg Dates
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.165mg Dates
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.7µg Dates
Folate 11µg 19µg Dates
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.032g Dates
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.036g Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.019g Lemon
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Dates
Threonine mg 0.043mg Dates
Isoleucine mg 0.049mg Dates
Leucine mg 0.084mg Dates
Lysine mg 0.066mg Dates
Methionine mg 0.022mg Dates
Phenylalanine mg 0.05mg Dates
Valine mg 0.071mg Dates
Histidine mg 0.032mg Dates
Fructose g 19.56g Dates

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Dates
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
12
Dates
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
30
Dates

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
15%
Dates
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
75%
Dates
Fats
1%
Lemon
2%
Dates

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 60.85g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dates
Dates is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dates
Dates is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/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.