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Lime vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lime and Mandarin orange?

  • The amount of Iron in Lime is higher than in Mandarin orange.
  • Mandarin orange contains 2 times less Fiber than Lime. Lime contains 2.8g of Fiber, while Mandarin orange contains 1.8g.
  • Lime has less Sugar.

We used Limes, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw 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
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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 K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1262%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin C - 26.7
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216
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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1262%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin C - 26.7
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.7g 0.81g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.2g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 10.54g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 30kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 1.69g 10.58g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 1.8g Lime
Calcium 33mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.6mg 0.15mg Lime
Magnesium 6mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 18mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 102mg 166mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.11mg 0.07mg Lime
Copper 0.065mg 0.042mg Lime
Vitamin A 50IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.2mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 26.7mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.216mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 8µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 0µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.002mg Lime
Threonine mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.014mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.002mg
Phenylalanine mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.039g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.065g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lime Mandarin orange
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
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
8
Mandarin orange

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%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
1%
Lime
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/nutrients
  2. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.