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Mandarin orange vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mandarin orange and Lemon different?

  • Lemon is higher than Mandarin orange in Vitamin C and Iron.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 29% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Mandarin orange contains 4 times more Sugars than Lemon. Mandarin orange contains 10.58g of Sugars, while Lemon contains 2.5g.

Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Lemons, raw, without peel types were used in this article.

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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
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1
Lemon
Contains more Calcium +42.3%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +13.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Iron +300%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Calcium +42.3%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +13.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Iron +300%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
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2
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +2995.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Folate +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
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 A +2995.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Folate +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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
17
Mandarin orange
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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%
Mandarin orange
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
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.
Mandarin orange Lemon
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange 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 glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 8.08g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.039 g)

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 Mandarin orange Lemon Opinion
Calories 53 29 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.31 0.3 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7 53 Lemon
Carbs 13.34 9.32 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 37 26 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 138 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12 8 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.58 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 1.8 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.042 0.037 Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07 0.06 Mandarin orange
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20 16 Mandarin orange
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 681 22 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 0.15 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.04 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.02 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.1 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.19 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 16 11 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.039
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.011 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan 0.002 Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 Mandarin orange

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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.