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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 RAE.
  • 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
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +103.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +103.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 9.06g Grapefruit
Protein 0.7g 0.77g Grapefruit
Fats 0.2g 0.14g Lime
Carbs 10.54g 10.66g Grapefruit
Calories 30kcal 42kcal Grapefruit
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Fructose g 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 1.69g 6.89g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Lime
Calcium 33mg 22mg Lime
Iron 0.6mg 0.08mg Lime
Magnesium 6mg 9mg Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18mg 18mg
Potassium 102mg 135mg Grapefruit
Sodium 2mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.11mg 0.07mg Lime
Copper 0.065mg 0.032mg Lime
Vitamin A 50IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.13mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.204mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Folate 8µg 13µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 0µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.014mg 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.002mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.02g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.036g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lime Grapefruit
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
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

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)

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.