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Lemon vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lemon and Grapefruit

  • Lemon has more Vitamin C, and Iron, however Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 24% more.
  • Lemon contains 8 times more Iron than Grapefruit. Lemon contains 0.6mg of Iron, while Grapefruit contains 0.08mg.
  • Lemon contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 +650%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +15.6%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 135
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +15.6%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 135

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 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +5127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.043
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 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +5127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.043

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 29kcal 42kcal Grapefruit
Protein 1.1g 0.77g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.14g Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 31.2mg Lemon
Net carbs 6.52g 9.06g Grapefruit
Carbs 9.32g 10.66g Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.08mg Lemon
Calcium 26mg 22mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 135mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 9mg Grapefruit
Sugar 2.5g 6.89g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Lemon
Copper 0.037mg 0.032mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.07mg Grapefruit
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Phosphorus 16mg 18mg Grapefruit
Sodium 2mg 0mg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 22IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.13mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.204mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.053mg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 11µg 13µg Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.02g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.036g Lemon
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine mg 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Fructose g 1.77g Grapefruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemon Grapefruit
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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
6
Grapefruit

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
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.39g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.