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Pomelo vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pomelo and Lemon

  • Pomelo has more Vitamin C, however Lemon is higher in Fiber, and Iron.
  • Lemon contains 2 times less Potassium than Pomelo. Pomelo contains 216mg of Potassium, while Lemon contains 138mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pummelo, 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
Pomelo
5
:
3
Lemon
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +29.7%
Contains more Calcium +550%
Contains more Iron +445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 5% 8% 20% 1% 3% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +29.7%
Contains more Calcium +550%
Contains more Iron +445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16

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
Pomelo
3
:
8
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin C +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 204% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0%
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 C +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pomelo Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 6.52g Pomelo
Protein 0.76g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.04g 0.3g Lemon
Carbs 9.62g 9.32g Pomelo
Calories 38kcal 29kcal Pomelo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.5g Pomelo
Fiber 1g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 4mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.11mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 6mg 8mg Lemon
Phosphorus 17mg 16mg Pomelo
Potassium 216mg 138mg Pomelo
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pomelo
Zinc 0.08mg 0.06mg Pomelo
Copper 0.048mg 0.037mg Pomelo
Vitamin A 8IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lemon
Vitamin C 61mg 53mg Pomelo
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.02mg Pomelo
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.1mg Pomelo
Vitamin B5 mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate µg 11µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Lemon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.039g Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.011g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.089g Lemon

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Pomelo 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
19
Pomelo
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Pomelo
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
5%
Pomelo
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
10%
Pomelo
9%
Lemon
Fats
0%
Pomelo
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pomelo
Pomelo contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 78)
Which food is cheaper?
Pomelo
Pomelo is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/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.