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Mandarin orange vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mandarin orange and Lime?

  • The amount of Iron in Lime is higher than in Mandarin orange.
  • Lime contains 6 times less Sugar than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange contains 10.58g of Sugar, while Lime contains 1.69g.

We used Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Limes, raw types 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
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
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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Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +1262%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin C - 29.1
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 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 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1262%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin C - 29.1
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217

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.
Mandarin orange Lime
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Lime Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 7.74g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 0.7g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.2g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 10.54g Mandarin orange
Calories 53kcal 30kcal Mandarin orange
Starch 0g g Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 1.8g 2.8g Lime
Calcium 37mg 33mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 12mg 6mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 18mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 102mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.11mg Lime
Copper 0.042mg 0.065mg Lime
Vitamin A 681IU 50IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 29.1mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.03mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.02mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.217mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.043mg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg 8µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.003mg Lime
Threonine 0.016mg mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.014mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.002mg
Phenylalanine 0.018mg mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.022g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.019g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.055g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Lime
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
17
Mandarin orange
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
10
Lime

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
5%
Mandarin orange
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Lime
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Lime

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients
  2. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.