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Lemon vs Juice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lemon and Juice

  • Lemon is richer in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Iron, while Juice is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Lemon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 42% more than Juice.
  • Lemon has 14 times more Fiber than Juice. Lemon has 2.8g of Fiber, while Juice has 0.2g.
  • Lemon is lower in Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel and Beverages, Orange juice drink.

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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
7
:
0
Juice
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Potassium +228.6%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +105.6%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 3% 2% 4% 1% 1% 6%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Potassium +228.6%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +105.6%
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
5
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5
Juice
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.7%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
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 3% 1% 0% 50% 96% 100% 94% 4% 116% 3% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.7%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2050%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Juice Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 13.21g Juice
Protein 1.1g 0.2g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 13.41g Juice
Calories 29kcal 54kcal Juice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 9.36g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 0.2g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 2mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.11mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 3mg Lemon
Phosphorus 16mg 4mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 42mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.06mg 0.02mg Lemon
Copper 0.037mg 0.018mg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU 44IU Juice
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.02mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 15mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.38mg Juice
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.43mg Juice
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 5mg Juice
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.06mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.5mg Juice
Folate 11µg 4µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
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 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0g Juice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.01g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.01g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Juice
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
39
Juice
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
2
Juice

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
1%
Juice
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
13%
Juice
Fats
1%
Lemon
0%
Juice

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.86g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Juice
Juice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Juice
Juice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Juice
Juice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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)
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. Juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169044/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.