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Lychee vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lychee and Lemon

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however Lemon has more Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 21% higher.
  • Lemon has 6 times less Sugar than Lychee. Lychee has 15.23g of Sugar, while Lemon has 2.5g.

Food types used in this article are Litchis, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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
Lychee
6
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2
Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Calcium +420%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Calcium +420%
Contains more Iron +93.5%

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
Lychee
6
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4
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin C +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 6.52g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.44g 0.3g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 9.32g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 29kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15.23g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 1.3g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 5mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.31mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Lychee
Phosphorus 31mg 16mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 138mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 2mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.06mg Lychee
Copper 0.148mg 0.037mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 53mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.02mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.1mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.08mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 11µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.041mg mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.011g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.089g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Lemon
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
25
Lychee
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
9
Lemon

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
5%
Lychee
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
9%
Lemon
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/nutrients
  2. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.