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Lemon vs Prune - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lemon and Prune

  • Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, however Prune is richer in Vitamin K, Copper, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel and Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked.

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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
0
:
7
Prune
Contains more Calcium +65.4%
Contains more Iron +55%
Contains more Magnesium +412.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +331.3%
Contains more Potassium +430.4%
Contains more Zinc +633.3%
Contains more Copper +659.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 35% 30% 30% 65% 1% 12% 94%
Contains more Calcium +65.4%
Contains more Iron +55%
Contains more Magnesium +412.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +331.3%
Contains more Potassium +430.4%
Contains more Zinc +633.3%
Contains more Copper +659.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
Prune
Contains more Vitamin C +8733.3%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +3450%
Contains more Vitamin E +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +830%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1782%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 47% 9% 0% 2% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 3% 0% 149%
Contains more Vitamin C +8733.3%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +3450%
Contains more Vitamin E +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +830%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1782%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Prune Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 56.78g Prune
Protein 1.1g 2.18g Prune
Fats 0.3g 0.38g Prune
Carbs 9.32g 63.88g Prune
Calories 29kcal 240kcal Prune
Starch g 5.11g Prune
Fructose g 12.45g Prune
Sugar 2.5g 38.13g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 7.1g Prune
Calcium 26mg 43mg Prune
Iron 0.6mg 0.93mg Prune
Magnesium 8mg 41mg Prune
Phosphorus 16mg 69mg Prune
Potassium 138mg 732mg Prune
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.06mg 0.44mg Prune
Copper 0.037mg 0.281mg Prune
Vitamin A 22IU 781IU Prune
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.43mg Prune
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 0.6mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.051mg Prune
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.186mg Prune
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 1.882mg Prune
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.422mg Prune
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.205mg Prune
Folate 11µg 4µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 59.5µg Prune
Tryptophan mg 0.025mg Prune
Threonine mg 0.049mg Prune
Isoleucine mg 0.041mg Prune
Leucine mg 0.066mg Prune
Lysine mg 0.05mg Prune
Methionine mg 0.016mg Prune
Phenylalanine mg 0.052mg Prune
Valine mg 0.056mg Prune
Histidine mg 0.027mg Prune
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Prune
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.088g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.053g Prune
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.062g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Prune
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
31
Prune
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
35
Prune

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
13%
Prune
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
64%
Prune
Fats
1%
Lemon
2%
Prune

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prune
Prune is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 35.63g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.