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Lime vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lime and Orange different?

  • Lime is higher in Iron, however Orange is richer in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Orange is 27% higher.
  • Lime contains 6 times more Iron than Orange. While Lime contains 0.6mg of Iron, Orange contains only 0.1mg.
  • Lime has less Sugar.

Limes, raw and Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties are the varieties 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
4
:
4
Orange
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +44.4%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +77.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
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% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +44.4%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +77.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
:
8
Orange
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +275%
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 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +275%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Orange Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 9.35g Orange
Protein 0.7g 0.94g Orange
Fats 0.2g 0.12g Lime
Carbs 10.54g 11.75g Orange
Calories 30kcal 47kcal Orange
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.69g 9.35g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 2.4g Lime
Calcium 33mg 40mg Orange
Iron 0.6mg 0.1mg Lime
Magnesium 6mg 10mg Orange
Phosphorus 18mg 14mg Lime
Potassium 102mg 181mg Orange
Sodium 2mg 0mg Orange
Zinc 0.11mg 0.07mg Lime
Copper 0.065mg 0.045mg Lime
Vitamin A 50IU 225IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.18mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 53.2mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.087mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.04mg Orange
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.282mg Orange
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.25mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.06mg Orange
Folate 8µg 30µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 0µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.009mg Orange
Threonine mg 0.015mg Orange
Isoleucine mg 0.025mg Orange
Leucine mg 0.023mg Orange
Lysine 0.014mg 0.047mg Orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.02mg Orange
Phenylalanine mg 0.031mg Orange
Valine mg 0.04mg Orange
Histidine mg 0.018mg Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.015g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.023g Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.025g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lime 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
24
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
8
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
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
12%
Orange
Fats
1%
Lime
1%
Orange

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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.

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.