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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Longan
6
:
4
Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +356.8%
Contains more Manganese +73.3%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57% 7% 0%
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 +31.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +356.8%
Contains more Manganese +73.3%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Longan
3
:
9
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin C +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
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% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Longan
3
:
2
Lemon
Contains more Protein +19.1%
Contains more Carbs +62.4%
Contains more Other +133.3%
Contains more Fats +200%
Equal in Water - 88.98
15% 83%
Protein: 1.31 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.14 g
Water: 82.75 g
Other: 0.7 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 Protein +19.1%
Contains more Carbs +62.4%
Contains more Other +133.3%
Contains more Fats +200%
Equal in Water - 88.98

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 6.52g Longan
Protein 1.31g 1.1g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Lemon
Carbs 15.14g 9.32g Longan
Calories 60kcal 29kcal Longan
Sugar 2.5g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 1mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.13mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Longan
Phosphorus 21mg 16mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 138mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 2mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.06mg Lemon
Copper 0.169mg 0.037mg Longan
Manganese 0.052mg 0.03mg Longan
Selenium 0.4µg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU Lemon
Vitamin A RAE 1µg Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin C 84mg 53mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.02mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.1mg Longan
Vitamin B5 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 11µg Lemon
Choline 5.1mg Lemon
Threonine 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg Longan
Saturated Fat 0.039g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan 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
25%
Longan
18%
Lemon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Longan
8%
Lemon

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 - 45)
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.

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. 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.