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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lemon
0
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Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +375.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +456.8%
Contains more Manganese +773.3%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13% 4% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 39% 31% 27% 58% 1% 8% 69% 35% 17%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +375.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +456.8%
Contains more Manganese +773.3%
Contains more Selenium +650%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lemon
3
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Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +13150%
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 Folate +72.7%
Contains more Choline +23.5%
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 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 3% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 2% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 15% 0% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +13150%
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 Folate +72.7%
Contains more Choline +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
1
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Contains more Water +333.4%
Contains more Protein +122.7%
Contains more Fats +30%
Contains more Carbs +705%
Contains more Other +433.3%
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
2% 75% 21%
Protein: 2.45 g
Fats: 0.39 g
Carbs: 75.03 g
Water: 20.53 g
Other: 1.6 g
Contains more Water +333.4%
Contains more Protein +122.7%
Contains more Fats +30%
Contains more Carbs +705%
Contains more Other +433.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
1
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Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +368.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +227.3%
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
37% 41% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.019 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +368.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +227.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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 Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Dates Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 67.03g Dates
Protein 1.1g 2.45g Dates
Fats 0.3g 0.39g Dates
Carbs 9.32g 75.03g Dates
Calories 29kcal 282kcal Dates
Fructose 19.56g Dates
Sugar 2.5g 63.35g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 8g Dates
Calcium 26mg 39mg Dates
Iron 0.6mg 1.02mg Dates
Magnesium 8mg 43mg Dates
Phosphorus 16mg 62mg Dates
Potassium 138mg 656mg Dates
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.06mg 0.29mg Dates
Copper 0.037mg 0.206mg Dates
Manganese 0.03mg 0.262mg Dates
Selenium 0.4µg 3µg Dates
Vitamin A 22IU 10IU Lemon
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 0.4mg Lemon
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
Folate 11µg 19µg Dates
Choline 5.1mg 6.3mg Dates
Vitamin K 0µg 2.7µg Dates
Tryptophan 0.012mg Dates
Threonine 0.043mg Dates
Isoleucine 0.049mg Dates
Leucine 0.084mg Dates
Lysine 0.066mg Dates
Methionine 0.022mg Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05mg Dates
Valine 0.071mg Dates
Histidine 0.032mg Dates
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.032g Dates
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.036g Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.019g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Dates
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Lemon
12%
Dates
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
29%
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 Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.