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Lime vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lime and Grapefruit

  • Lime has more Iron, while Grapefruit has more Vitamin A.
  • Grapefruit contains 2 times less Fiber than Lime. Lime contains 2.8g of Fiber, while Grapefruit contains 1.6g.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lime is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Limes, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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
Lime
4
:
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +103.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 10% 9% 5% 22% 3% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +103.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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
Lime
2
:
Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 31.2
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.204
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 97% 3% 5% 0% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 0% 2% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 31.2
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.204

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
13
Lime
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
6
Grapefruit

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
4%
Lime
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Lime
1%
Grapefruit

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.
Lime Grapefruit
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lime
Lime is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 30 42 Grapefruit
Protein 0.7 0.77 Grapefruit
Fats 0.2 0.14 Lime
Vitamin C 29.1 31.2 Grapefruit
Carbs 10.54 10.66 Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.08 Lime
Calcium 33 22 Lime
Potassium 102 135 Grapefruit
Magnesium 6 9 Grapefruit
Sugar 1.69 6.89 Lime
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Lime
Copper 0.065 0.032 Lime
Zinc 0.11 0.07 Lime
Starch 0 Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18 18
Sodium 2 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 50 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.22 0.13 Lime
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.043 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.031 Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.204 Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.217 0.262 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.043 0.053 Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.6 0 Lime
Folate 8 13 Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.022 0.021 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019 0.02 Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055 0.036 Lime
Tryptophan 0.003 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013 Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008 Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015 Grapefruit
Lysine 0.014 0.019 Grapefruit
Methionine 0.002 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013 Grapefruit
Valine 0.015 Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008 Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77 Grapefruit

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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/nutrients
  2. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.