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Lemon vs Mango - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemon and Mango?

  • Lemon is richer in Vitamin C, and Iron, yet Mango is richer in Copper, Folate, and Vitamin A.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 18% higher.
  • Lemon has 4 times more Iron than Mango. Lemon has 0.6mg of Iron, while Mango has 0.16mg.
  • Lemon contains less Sugar.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Mangos, raw types in this comparison.

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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
3
:
5
Mango
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +50%
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 6% 4% 15% 8% 37% 3% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +50%
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
2
:
8
Mango
Contains more Vitamin C +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4818.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.197
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 122% 65% 19% 0% 7% 9% 13% 12% 28% 0% 11% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4818.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.197

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Mango Opinion
Calories 29kcal 60kcal Mango
Protein 1.1g 0.82g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.38g Mango
Vitamin C 53mg 36.4mg Lemon
Net carbs 6.52g 13.38g Mango
Carbs 9.32g 14.98g Mango
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.16mg Lemon
Calcium 26mg 11mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 168mg Mango
Magnesium 8mg 10mg Mango
Sugar 2.5g 13.66g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Lemon
Copper 0.037mg 0.111mg Mango
Zinc 0.06mg 0.09mg Mango
Starch g g
Phosphorus 16mg 14mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 1mg Mango
Vitamin A 22IU 1082IU Mango
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.9mg Mango
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.028mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.038mg Mango
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.669mg Mango
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.197mg Mango
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.119mg Mango
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 4.2µg Mango
Folate 11µg 43µg Mango
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.092g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.14g Mango
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.071g Lemon
Tryptophan mg 0.013mg Mango
Threonine mg 0.031mg Mango
Isoleucine mg 0.029mg Mango
Leucine mg 0.05mg Mango
Lysine mg 0.066mg Mango
Methionine mg 0.008mg Mango
Phenylalanine mg 0.027mg Mango
Valine mg 0.042mg Mango
Histidine mg 0.019mg Mango
Fructose g 4.68g Mango

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Mango
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
26
Mango
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
10
Mango

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%
Mango
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
15%
Mango
Fats
1%
Lemon
2%
Mango

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mango
Mango contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mango
Mango is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Mango
Mango is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mango
Mango is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.16g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
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.

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. Mango - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169910/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.