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Pineapple vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pineapple and Lemon?

  • Pineapple is richer in Manganese and Copper, yet Lemon is richer in Vitamin C and Fiber.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Manganese is 39% higher.
  • Pineapple has 4 times more Sugars than Lemon. Pineapple has 9.85g of Sugars, while Lemon has 2.5g.

We used Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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
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Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +197.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +197.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%

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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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 160% 4% 1% 0% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 0% 2% 14%
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 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%

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
21
Pineapple
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
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
3%
Pineapple
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Pineapple
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.
Pineapple Lemon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pineapple 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?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 7.35g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Pineapple Lemon Opinion
Calories 50 29 Pineapple
Protein 0.54 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.12 0.3 Lemon
Vitamin C 47.8 53 Lemon
Carbs 13.12 9.32 Pineapple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.29 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 13 26 Lemon
Potassium 109 138 Lemon
Magnesium 12 8 Pineapple
Sugars 9.85 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 1.4 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.11 0.037 Pineapple
Zinc 0.12 0.06 Pineapple
Starch 0 Pineapple
Phosphorus 8 16 Lemon
Sodium 1 2 Pineapple
Vitamin A 58 22 Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.079 0.04 Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.02 Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.1 Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213 0.19 Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112 0.08 Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 0 Pineapple
Folate 18 11 Pineapple
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.009 0.039 Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.011 Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan 0.005 Pineapple
Threonine 0.019 Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019 Pineapple
Leucine 0.024 Pineapple
Lysine 0.026 Pineapple
Methionine 0.012 Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021 Pineapple
Valine 0.024 Pineapple
Histidine 0.01 Pineapple
Fructose 2.12 Pineapple

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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.