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Lemon vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemon and Pineapple?

  • Lemon is richer in Vitamin C, and Fiber, yet Pineapple is richer in Manganese, and Copper.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Manganese is 39% higher.
  • Lemon has 2 times more Fiber than Pineapple. Lemon has 2.8g of Fiber, while Pineapple has 1.4g.
  • Lemon contains less Sugar.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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 +100%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +197.3%
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% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +197.3%

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 +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 47.8
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 47.8

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 11.72g Pineapple
Protein 1.1g 0.54g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.12g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 13.12g Pineapple
Calories 29kcal 50kcal Pineapple
Starch g 0g Pineapple
Fructose g 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 2.5g 9.85g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 1.4g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 13mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.29mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 12mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 16mg 8mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 109mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.06mg 0.12mg Pineapple
Copper 0.037mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 22IU 58IU Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.02mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 47.8mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.032mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.213mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Folate 11µg 18µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.7µg Pineapple
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Pineapple
Threonine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine mg 0.026mg Pineapple
Methionine mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.013g Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.04g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
10
Pineapple

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
3%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
13%
Pineapple
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.35g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.