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Watermelon vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Watermelon and Lemon?

  • Watermelon has less Vitamin C, and Fiber than Lemon.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 50% higher.
  • Watermelon has 2 times more Sugar than Lemon. Watermelon has 6.2g of Sugar, while Lemon has 2.5g.

We used Watermelon, 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
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +13.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +13.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%

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 +2486.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +554.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
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 +2486.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +554.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Lemon Opinion
Calories 30kcal 29kcal Watermelon
Protein 0.61g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.15g 0.3g Lemon
Vitamin C 8.1mg 53mg Lemon
Net carbs 7.15g 6.52g Watermelon
Carbs 7.55g 9.32g Lemon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.24mg 0.6mg Lemon
Calcium 7mg 26mg Lemon
Potassium 112mg 138mg Lemon
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 0.4g 2.8g Lemon
Copper 0.042mg 0.037mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.06mg Watermelon
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 16mg Lemon
Sodium 1mg 2mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 569IU 22IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.02mg Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.1mg Watermelon
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.19mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.08mg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 11µg Lemon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.039g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.011g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.089g Lemon
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Lemon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Watermelon
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
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
4%
Watermelon
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.7g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.