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Lemon vs. Lychee — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lemon and Lychee

  • Lemon has more Fiber, however, Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 21% higher.
  • Lychee has 5 times less Calcium than Lemon. Lemon has 26mg of Calcium, while Lychee has 5mg.
  • Lemon is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Lemons, raw, without peel and Litchis, raw.

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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
2
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8
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +420%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
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 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50% 8% 4%
Contains more Calcium +420%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%

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
4
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7
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Choline +39.2%
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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Choline +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
2
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3
Lychee
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +77.4%
Contains more Other +46.7%
Equal in Water - 81.76
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +77.4%
Contains more Other +46.7%
Equal in Water - 81.76

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
1
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2
Lychee
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +990.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.3%
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +990.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 1.1g 0.83g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 9.32g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 29kcal 66kcal Lychee
Sugar 2.5g 15.23g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.3g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 5mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.31mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 10mg Lychee
Phosphorus 16mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 138mg 171mg Lychee
Sodium 2mg 1mg Lychee
Zinc 0.06mg 0.07mg Lychee
Copper 0.037mg 0.148mg Lychee
Manganese 0.03mg 0.055mg Lychee
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Lychee
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.07mg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.011mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate 11µg 14µg Lychee
Choline 5.1mg 7.1mg Lychee
Vitamin K 0µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg Lychee
Lysine 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg Lychee
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.099g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Lychee
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
24%
Lychee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
11%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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

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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.