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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 RAE.
  • 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lemon
3
:
7
Mango
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +110%
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 4% 6% 8% 6% 15% 1% 3% 37% 9% 4%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +110%
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
2
:
9
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 Folate +290.9%
Contains more Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.197
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 65% 19% 0% 122% 7% 9% 13% 12% 28% 33% 0% 5% 11%
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 Folate +290.9%
Contains more Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.197

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
2
:
3
Mango
Contains more Protein +34.1%
Contains more Fats +26.7%
Contains more Carbs +60.7%
Contains more Other +20%
Equal in Water - 83.46
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
15% 83%
Protein: 0.82 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 14.98 g
Water: 83.46 g
Other: 0.36 g
Contains more Protein +34.1%
Contains more Fats +26.7%
Contains more Carbs +60.7%
Contains more Other +20%
Equal in Water - 83.46

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
2
:
1
Mango
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1172.7%
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
30% 46% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.14 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.071 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1172.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Net carbs 6.52g 13.38g Mango
Protein 1.1g 0.82g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.38g Mango
Carbs 9.32g 14.98g Mango
Calories 29kcal 60kcal Mango
Fructose 4.68g Mango
Sugar 2.5g 13.66g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 11mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.16mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 10mg Mango
Phosphorus 16mg 14mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 168mg Mango
Sodium 2mg 1mg Mango
Zinc 0.06mg 0.09mg Mango
Copper 0.037mg 0.111mg Mango
Manganese 0.03mg 0.063mg Mango
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Mango
Vitamin A 22IU 1082IU Mango
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 54µg Mango
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.9mg Mango
Vitamin C 53mg 36.4mg Lemon
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
Folate 11µg 43µg Mango
Choline 5.1mg 7.6mg Mango
Vitamin K 0µg 4.2µg Mango
Tryptophan 0.013mg Mango
Threonine 0.031mg Mango
Isoleucine 0.029mg Mango
Leucine 0.05mg Mango
Lysine 0.066mg Mango
Methionine 0.008mg Mango
Phenylalanine 0.027mg Mango
Valine 0.042mg Mango
Histidine 0.019mg Mango
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.092g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.14g Mango
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.071g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Mango
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
25%
Mango
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
9%
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

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. 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.