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Lemon vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemon and Watermelon?

  • Watermelon has less Vitamin C, and Fiber than Lemon.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 50% higher.
  • Lemon has 7 times more Fiber than Watermelon. Lemon has 2.8g of Fiber, while Watermelon has 0.4g.
  • Lemon contains less Sugar.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Watermelon, 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 +271.4%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +13.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +13.5%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +554.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2486.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.021
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 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +554.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2486.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.021

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 Watermelon
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 Watermelon Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 7.15g Watermelon
Protein 1.1g 0.61g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.15g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 7.55g Lemon
Calories 29kcal 30kcal Watermelon
Starch g 0g Watermelon
Fructose g 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar 2.5g 6.2g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 0.4g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 7mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.24mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 10mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 16mg 11mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 112mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 1mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.1mg Watermelon
Copper 0.037mg 0.042mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 22IU 569IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 8.1mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.033mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.021mg Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.178mg Watermelon
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.045mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 3µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Watermelon
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine mg 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine mg 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine mg 0.018mg Watermelon
Lysine mg 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine mg 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine mg 0.016mg Watermelon
Histidine mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.016g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.05g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Watermelon
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
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
6
Watermelon

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%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
8%
Watermelon
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.7g)
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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.