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Lime vs Kumquat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lime and Kumquat different?

  • Lime contains less Vitamin C, Fiber, Manganese, and Vitamin B2 than Kumquat.
  • Kumquat covers your daily need of Vitamin C 16% more than Lime.
  • Lime contains less Sugar.

Limes, raw and Kumquats, raw types were used 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
Lime
1
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Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +87.9%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +82.4%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +87.9%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +82.4%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin C +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.208
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 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin C +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.208

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Kumquat Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 9.4g Kumquat
Protein 0.7g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.2g 0.86g Kumquat
Carbs 10.54g 15.9g Kumquat
Calories 30kcal 71kcal Kumquat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.69g 9.36g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 6.5g Kumquat
Calcium 33mg 62mg Kumquat
Iron 0.6mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Magnesium 6mg 20mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 18mg 19mg Kumquat
Potassium 102mg 186mg Kumquat
Sodium 2mg 10mg Lime
Zinc 0.11mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Copper 0.065mg 0.095mg Kumquat
Vitamin A 50IU 290IU Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.15mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.037mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.429mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.208mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.036mg Lime
Folate 8µg 17µg Kumquat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 0µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg mg Lime
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.014mg mg Lime
Methionine 0.002mg mg Lime
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.103g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.171g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lime Kumquat
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
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
16
Kumquat

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
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
16%
Kumquat
Fats
1%
Lime
4%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.67g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lime
Lime contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/nutrients
  2. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.