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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 RAE than Papaya.
  • Papaya has 47 times more Vitamin A RAE than Lemon. Papaya has 47µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
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4
Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +21.6%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +21.6%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Iron +140%
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 A +4218.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
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 +4218.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 6.52g Papaya
Protein 0.47g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.26g 0.3g Lemon
Carbs 10.82g 9.32g Papaya
Calories 43kcal 29kcal Papaya
Starch 0g g Papaya
Fructose 3.73g g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 1.7g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 20mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.25mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 16mg Lemon
Potassium 182mg 138mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.08mg 0.06mg Papaya
Copper 0.045mg 0.037mg Papaya
Vitamin A 950IU 22IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.15mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg 53mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.02mg Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.1mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.19mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 37µg 11µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.011g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya 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
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

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?
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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.

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.