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Lemon vs Kumquat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemon and Kumquat different?

  • Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, however Kumquat is richer in Fiber, Copper and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Kumquat is 15% higher.
  • Lemon has less Sugars.

Lemons, raw, without peel and Kumquats, raw are the varieties used 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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +138.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +156.8%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +138.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +156.8%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%

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 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +329%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.208
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 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +329%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.208

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Lemon
20
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
16
Kumquat

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 the food
Protein
7%
Lemon
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
16%
Kumquat
Fats
1%
Lemon
4%
Kumquat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lemon Kumquat
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Kumquat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 6.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lemon Kumquat Opinion
Calories 29 71 Kumquat
Protein 1.1 1.88 Kumquat
Fats 0.3 0.86 Kumquat
Vitamin C 53 43.9 Lemon
Carbs 9.32 15.9 Kumquat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.86 Kumquat
Calcium 26 62 Kumquat
Potassium 138 186 Kumquat
Magnesium 8 20 Kumquat
Sugars 2.5 9.36 Lemon
Fiber 2.8 6.5 Kumquat
Copper 0.037 0.095 Kumquat
Zinc 0.06 0.17 Kumquat
Starch
Phosphorus 16 19 Kumquat
Sodium 2 10 Lemon
Vitamin A 22 290 Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.15
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.037 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.09 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.1 0.429 Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.208 Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.036 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 11 17 Kumquat
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.103 Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.154 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.171 Kumquat
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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 of 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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.