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Lemon vs. Fruit salad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lemon and Fruit salad

  • Lemon has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, while Fruit salad has more Manganese.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 55% more than Fruit salad.
  • Lemon contains 3 times more Fiber than Fruit salad. While Lemon contains 2.8g of Fiber, Fruit salad contains only 1g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lemons, raw, without peel and Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +35.1%
Contains more Manganese +403.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 8
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 4% 10% 6% 6% 11% 1% 4% 17% 20% 0%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +35.1%
Contains more Manganese +403.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 8

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +1506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.3%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2627.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256%
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 36% 0% 0% 11% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +1506.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.3%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2627.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +115.7%
Contains more Fats +900%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Contains more Carbs +40%
Equal in Water - 86.15
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
13% 86%
Protein: 0.51 g
Fats: 0.03 g
Carbs: 13.05 g
Water: 86.15 g
Other: 0.26 g
Contains more Protein +115.7%
Contains more Fats +900%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Contains more Carbs +40%
Equal in Water - 86.15

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +120%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +709.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.7%
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
20% 25% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.004 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.011 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +120%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +709.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lemon Fruit salad
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Fruit salad Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 12.05g Fruit salad
Protein 1.1g 0.51g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.03g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 13.05g Fruit salad
Calories 29kcal 50kcal Fruit salad
Sugar 2.5g Fruit salad
Fiber 2.8g 1g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 11mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.25mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 8mg
Phosphorus 16mg 14mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 116mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 5mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.14mg Fruit salad
Copper 0.037mg 0.05mg Fruit salad
Manganese 0.03mg 0.151mg Fruit salad
Selenium 0.4µg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU 600IU Fruit salad
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 30µg Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 3.3mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.011mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.014mg Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.356mg Fruit salad
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.053mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.027mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 3µg Lemon
Choline 5.1mg Lemon
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.004g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.005g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.011g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Fruit salad
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
5%
Fruit salad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
8%
Fruit salad

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.