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Lemon vs. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemon and Pitanga (Surinam cherry)?

  • Lemon is richer in Vitamin C, yet Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 30% higher.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Pitanga, (surinam-cherry), 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.
Contains more Calcium +188.9%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7.8% 23% 5.7% 6.9% 12% 0.26% 1.6% 12% 3.9% 2.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 7.5% 8.6% 4.7% 9.1% 0.39% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +188.9%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +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
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Contains more Vitamin C +101.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +6718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.3% 3% 0% 177% 10% 4.6% 1.9% 11% 18% 8.3% 0% 2.8% 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 90% 0% 0% 88% 7.5% 9.2% 5.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +101.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +6718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +37.5%
Contains more Carbs +24.4%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Other +66.7%
Equal in Water - 90.81
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
7% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 7.49 g
Water: 90.81 g
Other: 0.5 g
Contains more Protein +37.5%
Contains more Carbs +24.4%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Other +66.7%
Equal in Water - 90.81

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lemon Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 7.49g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Protein 1.1g 0.8g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.4g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Carbs 9.32g 7.49g Lemon
Calories 29kcal 33kcal Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Sugar 2.5g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Fiber 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 9mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.2mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 12mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Phosphorus 16mg 11mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 103mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 3mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg Lemon
Copper 0.037mg Lemon
Manganese 0.03mg Lemon
Selenium 0.4µg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU 1500IU Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 75µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin E 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 26.3mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.03mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.04mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B5 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 11µg Lemon
Choline 5.1mg Lemon
Saturated Fat 0.039g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
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
15%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169129/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.