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Longan vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Longan and Lemon

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however Lemon is richer in Fiber, and Iron.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 34% more.
  • Longan contains 7 times more Vitamin B2 than Lemon. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Lemon contains 0.02mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Longans, 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
Longan
5
:
3
Lemon
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +356.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +356.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Zinc +20%

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
Longan
3
:
8
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin C +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%

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
27
Longan
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
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
8%
Longan
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
9%
Lemon
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Lemon

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

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Longan 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 is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Lemon Opinion
Calories 60 29 Longan
Protein 1.31 1.1 Longan
Fats 0.1 0.3 Lemon
Vitamin C 84 53 Longan
Carbs 15.14 9.32 Longan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lemon
Iron 0.13 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 1 26 Lemon
Potassium 266 138 Longan
Magnesium 10 8 Longan
Sugar 2.5 Longan
Fiber 1.1 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.169 0.037 Longan
Zinc 0.05 0.06 Lemon
Starch
Phosphorus 21 16 Longan
Sodium 0 2 Longan
Vitamin A 22 Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin D 0 Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.04 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.14 0.02 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3 0.1 Longan
Vitamin B5 0.19 Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Lemon
Folate 11 Lemon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.046 Longan
Methionine 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.012 Longan
Fructose

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.