Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Orange vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

How are Orange and Lime different?

  • Orange is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, however Lime is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Orange is 27% higher.
  • Orange contains 6 times more Sugar than Lime. While Orange contains 9.35g of Sugar, Lime contains only 1.69g.

Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties and Limes, raw are the varieties used in this article.

Infographic

Orange vs Lime infographic
Infographic link

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
Orange
4
:
4
Lime
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +77.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +44.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +77.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +44.4%

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
Orange
8
:
2
Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 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 +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Lime Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 7.74g Orange
Protein 0.94g 0.7g Orange
Fats 0.12g 0.2g Lime
Carbs 11.75g 10.54g Orange
Calories 47kcal 30kcal Orange
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.35g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 2.4g 2.8g Lime
Calcium 40mg 33mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 10mg 6mg Orange
Phosphorus 14mg 18mg Lime
Potassium 181mg 102mg Orange
Sodium 0mg 2mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.11mg Lime
Copper 0.045mg 0.065mg Lime
Vitamin A 225IU 50IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53.2mg 29.1mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.03mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.02mg Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.2mg Orange
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.217mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.043mg Orange
Folate 30µg 8µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.003mg Orange
Threonine 0.015mg mg Orange
Isoleucine 0.025mg mg Orange
Leucine 0.023mg mg Orange
Lysine 0.047mg 0.014mg Orange
Methionine 0.02mg 0.002mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031mg mg Orange
Valine 0.04mg mg Orange
Histidine 0.018mg mg Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.022g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.019g Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.055g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Orange Lime
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

People also compare

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
24
Orange
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
8
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
6%
Orange
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
11%
Lime
Fats
1%
Orange
1%
Lime

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.