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Lemon vs Orange juice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemon and Orange juice?

  • Orange juice has less Fiber than Lemon.
  • Lemon contains less Sugar.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Orange juice, 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
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +44.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 8% 8% 8% 18% 1% 2% 15%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +44.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Folate +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 50
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 0% 167% 23% 7% 8% 12% 10% 23% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Folate +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 50
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Orange juice Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 10.2g Orange juice
Protein 1.1g 0.7g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 10.4g Orange juice
Calories 29kcal 45kcal Orange juice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 8.4g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 0.2g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 11mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.2mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 11mg Orange juice
Phosphorus 16mg 17mg Orange juice
Potassium 138mg 200mg Orange juice
Sodium 2mg 1mg Orange juice
Zinc 0.06mg 0.05mg Lemon
Copper 0.037mg 0.044mg Orange juice
Vitamin A 22IU 200IU Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 50mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.09mg Orange juice
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.03mg Orange juice
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.4mg Orange juice
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.19mg
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.04mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 30µg Orange juice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Orange juice
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Orange juice
Threonine mg 0.008mg Orange juice
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Orange juice
Leucine mg 0.013mg Orange juice
Lysine mg 0.009mg Orange juice
Methionine mg 0.003mg Orange juice
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Orange juice
Valine mg 0.011mg Orange juice
Histidine mg 0.003mg Orange juice
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.024g Orange juice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.036g Orange juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.04g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemon Orange juice
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
22
Orange juice
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
7
Orange juice

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
4%
Orange juice
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
10%
Orange juice
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Orange juice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange juice
Orange juice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.9g)
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. Orange juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169098/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.