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Pineapple vs. Lime — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pineapple and Lime

  • Pineapple is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, yet Lime is higher in Fiber.
  • Pineapple covers your daily Manganese needs 40% more than Lime.
  • Pineapple contains 6 times more Sugar than Lime. While Pineapple contains 9.85g of Sugar, Lime contains only 1.69g.

Food varieties used in this article are Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Limes, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Lime
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +11487.5%
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Equal in Potassium - 102
Equal in Zinc - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37% 121% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22% 2% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +11487.5%
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Iron +106.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Equal in Potassium - 102
Equal in Zinc - 0.11

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +16%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.5%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217
Equal in Choline - 5.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 3% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 3% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +16%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.5%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217
Equal in Choline - 5.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lime
Contains more Carbs +24.5%
Contains more Protein +29.6%
Contains more Fats +66.7%
Contains more Other +36.4%
Equal in Water - 88.26
13% 86%
Protein: 0.54 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 13.12 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 0.22 g
11% 88%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 10.54 g
Water: 88.26 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Carbs +24.5%
Contains more Protein +29.6%
Contains more Fats +66.7%
Contains more Other +36.4%
Equal in Water - 88.26

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lime
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +46.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.5%
15% 21% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.009 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04 g
23% 20% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.019 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +46.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pineapple Lime
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Lime Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 7.74g Pineapple
Protein 0.54g 0.7g Lime
Fats 0.12g 0.2g Lime
Carbs 13.12g 10.54g Pineapple
Calories 50kcal 30kcal Pineapple
Fructose 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 1.4g 2.8g Lime
Calcium 13mg 33mg Lime
Iron 0.29mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 12mg 6mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 8mg 18mg Lime
Potassium 109mg 102mg Pineapple
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Copper 0.11mg 0.065mg Pineapple
Manganese 0.927mg 0.008mg Pineapple
Selenium 0.1µg 0.4µg Lime
Vitamin A 58IU 50IU Pineapple
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin C 47.8mg 29.1mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.03mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.02mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.2mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.217mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.043mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 8µg Pineapple
Choline 5.5mg 5.1mg Pineapple
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0.6µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.003mg Pineapple
Threonine 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg 0.014mg Pineapple
Methionine 0.012mg 0.002mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg Pineapple
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.022g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.019g Lime
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.055g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Lime
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Pineapple
12%
Lime
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Pineapple
8%
Lime

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 - 0.013g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Lime
Lime 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/nutrients
  2. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.