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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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +356.8%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
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 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" 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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 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 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%

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

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
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 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
Vitamin A IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin D µg 0µg 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 mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate µg 11µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Lemon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.034mg mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.039g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.011g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat g 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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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

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

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.