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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 Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
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% 10% 9% 5% 22% 3% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
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 C - 29.1
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217
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 97% 3% 5% 0% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 0% 2% 6%
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 C - 29.1
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Mandarin orange Lime
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 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 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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