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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lemon
2
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6
Lychee
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Calcium +420%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Calcium +420%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
4
:
6
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
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 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +27.3%

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 Lychee
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Lychee Opinion
Calories 29kcal 66kcal Lychee
Protein 1.1g 0.83g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.44g Lychee
Vitamin C 53mg 71.5mg Lychee
Net carbs 6.52g 15.23g Lychee
Carbs 9.32g 16.53g Lychee
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.31mg Lemon
Calcium 26mg 5mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 171mg Lychee
Magnesium 8mg 10mg Lychee
Sugar 2.5g 15.23g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.3g Lemon
Copper 0.037mg 0.148mg Lychee
Zinc 0.06mg 0.07mg Lychee
Starch g g
Phosphorus 16mg 31mg Lychee
Sodium 2mg 1mg Lychee
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.07mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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 mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.1mg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.4µg Lychee
Folate 11µg 14µg Lychee
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.099g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.132g Lychee
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Lychee
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
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
13
Lychee

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%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Lemon
2%
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 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 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. 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.