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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 Sugars than Lychee. Lychee has 15.23g of Sugars, 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
:
2
Lemon
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Calcium +420%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +93.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Calcium +420%

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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
5%
Lychee
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
9%
Lemon
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Lemon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lychee Lemon Opinion
Calories 66 29 Lychee
Protein 0.83 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.44 0.3 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 53 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 9.32 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 5 26 Lemon
Potassium 171 138 Lychee
Magnesium 10 8 Lychee
Sugars 15.23 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 1.3 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.148 0.037 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.06 Lychee
Starch
Phosphorus 31 16 Lychee
Sodium 1 2 Lychee
Vitamin A 0 22 Lemon
Vitamin E 0.07 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.04 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.02 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.19 Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.08 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0 Lychee
Folate 14 11 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 0.039 Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 0.011 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 0.089 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.