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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lychee
8
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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 Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +420%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50% 8% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13% 4% 3%
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 Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lychee
7
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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 Choline +39.2%
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 4% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 3% 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 Choline +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
3
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2
Lemon
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +77.4%
Contains more Other +46.7%
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Equal in Water - 88.98
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +77.4%
Contains more Other +46.7%
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Equal in Water - 88.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
2
:
1
Lemon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +990.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +990.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lychee Lemon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
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
Manganese 0.055mg 0.03mg Lychee
Selenium 0.6µg 0.4µg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Lemon
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Lemon
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 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.08mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 11µg Lychee
Choline 7.1mg 5.1mg Lychee
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg Lychee
Lysine 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg Lychee
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?

ok
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Lychee
18%
Lemon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Lychee
8%
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 richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.