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Papaya vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Papaya and Lemon?

  • Lemon has less Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin A than Papaya.
  • Papaya has 47 times more Vitamin A than Lemon. Papaya has 47µg of Vitamin A, while Lemon has 1µg.
  • Lemon contains less Sugar.

We used Papayas, 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
Papaya
4
:
4
Lemon
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Copper +21.6%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Copper +21.6%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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
Papaya
8
:
2
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4218.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4218.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19

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
28
Papaya
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
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
3%
Papaya
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Lemon

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

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Papaya Lemon
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 lower in glycemic index?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Lemon Opinion
Calories 43 29 Papaya
Protein 0.47 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.26 0.3 Lemon
Vitamin C 60.9 53 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 9.32 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 20 26 Lemon
Potassium 182 138 Papaya
Magnesium 21 8 Papaya
Sugar 7.82 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 1.7 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.045 0.037 Papaya
Zinc 0.08 0.06 Papaya
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 16 Lemon
Sodium 8 2 Lemon
Vitamin A 950 22 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 0.15 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.04 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.02 Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.1 Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.19 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 0 Papaya
Folate 37 11 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.039 Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.011 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
Fructose 3.73 Papaya

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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.