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Lemon vs Smoothie - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lemon and Smoothie?

  • Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, and Iron, yet Smoothie is higher in Fiber, and Vitamin B12.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 32% more.
  • Lemon has 6 times more Potassium than Smoothie. While Lemon has 138mg of Potassium, Smoothie has only 24mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lemon is lower.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Beverages, V8 SPLASH Smoothies, Strawberry Banana types in this article.

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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
7
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Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +475%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Calcium +57.7%
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% 6% 0% 0% 3% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +475%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Calcium +57.7%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +716%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.082
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 25% 0% 0% 82% 0% 0% 16% 0% 19% 0% 30% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +716%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.082

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 Smoothie
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Smoothie Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 8.16g Smoothie
Protein 1.1g 1.22g Smoothie
Fats 0.3g 0g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 8.16g Lemon
Calories 29kcal 37kcal Smoothie
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 7.35g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 0g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 41mg Smoothie
Iron 0.6mg 0.15mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg mg Lemon
Phosphorus 16mg mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 24mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 29mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg mg Lemon
Copper 0.037mg mg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU 408IU Smoothie
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 24.5mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg mg Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.816mg Smoothie
Vitamin B5 0.19mg mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.082mg Smoothie
Folate 11µg µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.24µg Smoothie
Vitamin K 0µg µg Lemon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0g Smoothie
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemon Smoothie
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
14
Smoothie
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
3
Smoothie

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
7%
Smoothie
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
8%
Smoothie
Fats
1%
Lemon
0%
Smoothie

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoothie
Smoothie is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoothie
Smoothie is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is cheaper?
Smoothie
Smoothie is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
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

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. Smoothie - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174829/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.