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Orange juice vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Orange juice and Lemon?

  • Orange juice has less Fiber than Lemon.
  • Orange juice has 3 times more Sugar than Lemon. Orange juice has 8.4g of Sugar, while Lemon has 2.5g.

We used Orange juice, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +44.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 8% 8% 8% 18% 1% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +44.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16

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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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Folate +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 53
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 0% 167% 23% 7% 8% 12% 10% 23% 0% 1%
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 +809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Folate +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 53
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange juice Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 10.2g 6.52g Orange juice
Protein 0.7g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Lemon
Carbs 10.4g 9.32g Orange juice
Calories 45kcal 29kcal Orange juice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 8.4g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 0.2g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 11mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.2mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 11mg 8mg Orange juice
Phosphorus 17mg 16mg Orange juice
Potassium 200mg 138mg Orange juice
Sodium 1mg 2mg Orange juice
Zinc 0.05mg 0.06mg Lemon
Copper 0.044mg 0.037mg Orange juice
Vitamin A 200IU 22IU Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 50mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.04mg Orange juice
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.02mg Orange juice
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.1mg Orange juice
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.19mg
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 30µg 11µg Orange juice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Orange juice
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Orange juice
Threonine 0.008mg mg Orange juice
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Orange juice
Leucine 0.013mg mg Orange juice
Lysine 0.009mg mg Orange juice
Methionine 0.003mg mg Orange juice
Phenylalanine 0.009mg mg Orange juice
Valine 0.011mg mg Orange juice
Histidine 0.003mg mg Orange juice
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.039g Orange juice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.011g Orange juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange juice 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
22
Orange juice
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Orange juice
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
4%
Orange juice
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
10%
Orange juice
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Orange juice
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange juice
Orange juice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.9g)
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. Orange juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169098/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.