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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 Sugar than Lemon. Pineapple has 9.85g of Sugar, 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
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +197.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +197.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +26.6%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 6.52g Pineapple
Protein 0.54g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.12g 0.3g Lemon
Carbs 13.12g 9.32g Pineapple
Calories 50kcal 29kcal Pineapple
Starch 0g g Pineapple
Fructose 2.12g g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 1.4g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 13mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.29mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 12mg 8mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 8mg 16mg Lemon
Potassium 109mg 138mg Lemon
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.06mg Pineapple
Copper 0.11mg 0.037mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 58IU 22IU Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 47.8mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.04mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.02mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.1mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.19mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.08mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 11µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Pineapple
Threonine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg mg Pineapple
Methionine 0.012mg mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.039g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.011g Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pineapple 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
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 food.
Protein
3%
Pineapple
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Pineapple
1%
Lemon

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 is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.