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Lime vs Orange juice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lime and Orange juice

  • Lime is higher in Fiber, yet Orange juice is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Orange juice covers your daily Vitamin C needs 23% more than Lime.
  • Lime contains 14 times more Fiber than Orange juice. While Lime contains 2.8g of Fiber, Orange juice contains only 0.2g.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lime is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Limes, raw and Orange juice, raw.

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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 +200%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Copper +47.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 8% 8% 8% 18% 1% 2% 15%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Copper +47.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17

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 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Folate +275%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
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 12% 1% 0% 167% 23% 7% 8% 12% 10% 23% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Folate +275%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Orange juice Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 10.2g Orange juice
Protein 0.7g 0.7g
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 10.54g 10.4g Lime
Calories 30kcal 45kcal Orange juice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.69g 8.4g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 0.2g Lime
Calcium 33mg 11mg Lime
Iron 0.6mg 0.2mg Lime
Magnesium 6mg 11mg Orange juice
Phosphorus 18mg 17mg Lime
Potassium 102mg 200mg Orange juice
Sodium 2mg 1mg Orange juice
Zinc 0.11mg 0.05mg Lime
Copper 0.065mg 0.044mg Lime
Vitamin A 50IU 200IU Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.04mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 50mg Orange juice
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.09mg Orange juice
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.03mg Orange juice
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.4mg Orange juice
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.19mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.04mg Lime
Folate 8µg 30µg Orange juice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 0.1µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.002mg Lime
Threonine mg 0.008mg Orange juice
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Orange juice
Leucine mg 0.013mg Orange juice
Lysine 0.014mg 0.009mg Lime
Methionine 0.002mg 0.003mg Orange juice
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Orange juice
Valine mg 0.011mg Orange juice
Histidine mg 0.003mg Orange juice
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.024g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.036g Orange juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.04g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lime Orange juice
Low Fats diet Equal
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
22
Orange juice
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
7
Orange juice

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
4%
Orange juice
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
10%
Orange juice
Fats
1%
Lime
1%
Orange juice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange juice
Orange juice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.71g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lime
Lime 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. Orange juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169098/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.