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Orange juice vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Orange juice and Lime

  • Orange juice is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, yet Lime is higher in Fiber.
  • Orange juice covers your daily Vitamin C needs 23% more than Lime.
  • Orange juice contains 5 times more Sugar than Lime. While Orange juice contains 8.4g of Sugar, Lime contains only 1.69g.

Food varieties used in this article are Orange juice, raw and Limes, raw.

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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 +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Copper +47.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 8% 8% 8% 18% 1% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Copper +47.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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 +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.043
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 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.043

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange juice Lime Opinion
Net carbs 10.2g 7.74g Orange juice
Protein 0.7g 0.7g
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 10.4g 10.54g Lime
Calories 45kcal 30kcal Orange juice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 8.4g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 0.2g 2.8g Lime
Calcium 11mg 33mg Lime
Iron 0.2mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 11mg 6mg Orange juice
Phosphorus 17mg 18mg Lime
Potassium 200mg 102mg Orange juice
Sodium 1mg 2mg Orange juice
Zinc 0.05mg 0.11mg Lime
Copper 0.044mg 0.065mg Lime
Vitamin A 200IU 50IU Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 50mg 29.1mg Orange juice
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.03mg Orange juice
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.02mg Orange juice
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.2mg Orange juice
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.217mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.043mg Lime
Folate 30µg 8µg Orange juice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.003mg Lime
Threonine 0.008mg mg Orange juice
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Orange juice
Leucine 0.013mg mg Orange juice
Lysine 0.009mg 0.014mg Lime
Methionine 0.003mg 0.002mg 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 0.022g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.019g Orange juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.055g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange juice Lime
Low Fats diet Equal
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
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
7
Orange juice
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
4%
Orange juice
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
10%
Orange juice
11%
Lime
Fats
1%
Orange juice
1%
Lime

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange juice
Orange juice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.71g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lime
Lime is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. 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.