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Pear vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pear and Lemon

  • Lemon has more Vitamin C and Iron than Pear.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 54% more.
  • Pear contains 4 times more Sugars than Lemon. Pear contains 9.75g of Sugars, while Lemon contains 2.5g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pears, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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
Pear
3
:
5
Lemon
Contains more Copper +121.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Copper +121.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%

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
Pear
4
:
6
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1132.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.9%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
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 A +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1132.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.9%
Contains more Folate +57.1%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Pear
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
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 the food
Protein
2%
Pear
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Pear
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pear Lemon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear 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 contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 7.25g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pear Lemon Opinion
Calories 57 29 Pear
Protein 0.36 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.14 0.3 Lemon
Vitamin C 4.3 53 Lemon
Carbs 15.23 9.32 Pear
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.18 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 9 26 Lemon
Potassium 116 138 Lemon
Magnesium 7 8 Lemon
Sugars 9.75 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 3.1 2.8 Pear
Copper 0.082 0.037 Pear
Zinc 0.1 0.06 Pear
Starch
Phosphorus 12 16 Lemon
Sodium 1 2 Pear
Vitamin A 25 22 Pear
Vitamin E 0.12 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.04 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.02 Pear
Vitamin B3 0.161 0.1 Pear
Vitamin B5 0.049 0.19 Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.029 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.4 0 Pear
Folate 7 11 Lemon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.022 0.039 Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084 0.011 Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094 0.089 Pear
Tryptophan 0.002 Pear
Threonine 0.011 Pear
Isoleucine 0.011 Pear
Leucine 0.019 Pear
Lysine 0.017 Pear
Methionine 0.002 Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011 Pear
Valine 0.017 Pear
Histidine 0.002 Pear
Fructose 6.42 Pear

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.