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Olive vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Olive and Lemon

  • Olive has more Iron, Copper, Vitamin E , Calcium, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Lemon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 58% more than Olive.
  • Olive contains 717 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Lemon. While Olive contains 7.888g of Monounsaturated Fat, Lemon contains only 0.011g.
  • The amount of Sodium in Lemon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) 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
Olive
4
:
4
Lemon
Contains more Calcium +238.5%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +578.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +1625%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 124% 3% 2% 1% 96% 6% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Calcium +238.5%
Contains more Iron +450%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +578.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +1625%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

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
Olive
3
:
7
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +1731.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +170.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +788.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 25% 33% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 0% 4%
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 A +1731.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +170.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +788.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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.
Olive Lemon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Olive Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 3.06g 6.52g Lemon
Protein 0.84g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 10.68g 0.3g Olive
Carbs 6.26g 9.32g Lemon
Calories 115kcal 29kcal Olive
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 2.5g Olive
Fiber 3.2g 2.8g Olive
Calcium 88mg 26mg Olive
Iron 3.3mg 0.6mg Olive
Magnesium 4mg 8mg Lemon
Phosphorus 3mg 16mg Lemon
Potassium 8mg 138mg Lemon
Sodium 735mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.22mg 0.06mg Olive
Copper 0.251mg 0.037mg Olive
Vitamin A 403IU 22IU Olive
Vitamin E 1.65mg 0.15mg Olive
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.9mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.003mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.02mg Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.037mg 0.1mg Lemon
Vitamin B5 0.015mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 0µg 11µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.4µg 0µg Olive
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.026mg mg Olive
Isoleucine 0.031mg mg Olive
Leucine 0.05mg mg Olive
Lysine 0.032mg mg Olive
Methionine 0.012mg mg Olive
Phenylalanine 0.029mg mg Olive
Valine 0.038mg mg Olive
Histidine 0.023mg mg Olive
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.415g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 7.888g 0.011g Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.911g 0.089g Olive

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Olive Lemon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
6
Olive
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Olive
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
5%
Olive
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
6%
Olive
9%
Lemon
Fats
49%
Olive
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Olive
Olive is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 733mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.376g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (N/A)
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. Olive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169094/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.