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Pomegranate vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pomegranate and Lemon?

  • Pomegranate is richer in Copper and Folate, yet Lemon is richer in Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 48% higher.
  • Pomegranate has 5 times more Sugars than Lemon. Pomegranate has 13.67g of Sugars, while Lemon has 2.5g.

We used Pomegranates, 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
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3
Lemon
Contains more Potassium +71%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +327%
Contains more Zinc +483.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 3% 21% 9% 53% 10% 16% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +71%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +327%
Contains more Zinc +483.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains less Sodium -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
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3
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +419.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 34% 0% 12% 0% 17% 13% 6% 23% 18% 0% 41% 29%
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 E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +419.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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
16
Pomegranate
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
15
Pomegranate
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
10%
Pomegranate
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
19%
Pomegranate
9%
Lemon
Fats
5%
Pomegranate
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.
Pomegranate Lemon
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pomegranate Lemon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pomegranate
Pomegranate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pomegranate
Pomegranate is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 11.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (N/A)

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 Pomegranate Lemon Opinion
Calories 83 29 Pomegranate
Protein 1.67 1.1 Pomegranate
Fats 1.17 0.3 Pomegranate
Vitamin C 10.2 53 Lemon
Carbs 18.7 9.32 Pomegranate
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 10 26 Lemon
Potassium 236 138 Pomegranate
Magnesium 12 8 Pomegranate
Sugars 13.67 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 4 2.8 Pomegranate
Copper 0.158 0.037 Pomegranate
Zinc 0.35 0.06 Pomegranate
Starch
Phosphorus 36 16 Pomegranate
Sodium 3 2 Lemon
Vitamin A 0 22 Lemon
Vitamin E 0.6 0.15 Pomegranate
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.04 Pomegranate
Vitamin B2 0.053 0.02 Pomegranate
Vitamin B3 0.293 0.1 Pomegranate
Vitamin B5 0.377 0.19 Pomegranate
Vitamin B6 0.075 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 0 Pomegranate
Folate 38 11 Pomegranate
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.12 0.039 Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.093 0.011 Pomegranate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Pomegranate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169134/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.