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Watermelon vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Watermelon and Lime

  • Lime is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin C and Fiber.
  • Lime covers your daily Vitamin C needs 23% more than Watermelon.
  • Watermelon contains 4 times more Sugars than Lime. While Watermelon contains 6.2g of Sugars, Lime contains only 1.69g.

Food varieties used in this article are Watermelon, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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5
Lime
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Equal in Potassium - 102
Equal in Zinc - 0.11
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% 10% 9% 5% 22% 3% 8% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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5
Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +1038%
Contains more Vitamin C +259.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.043
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 97% 3% 5% 0% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 0% 2% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1038%
Contains more Vitamin C +259.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.043

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
9
Watermelon
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
10
Lime

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
4%
Watermelon
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
11%
Lime
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Lime

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Lime
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 0.006g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lime
Lime contains less Sugars (difference - 4.51g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lime
Lime is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Watermelon Lime Opinion
Calories 30 30
Protein 0.61 0.7 Lime
Fats 0.15 0.2 Lime
Vitamin C 8.1 29.1 Lime
Carbs 7.55 10.54 Lime
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 0.6 Lime
Calcium 7 33 Lime
Potassium 112 102 Watermelon
Magnesium 10 6 Watermelon
Sugars 6.2 1.69 Lime
Fiber 0.4 2.8 Lime
Copper 0.042 0.065 Lime
Zinc 0.1 0.11 Lime
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 18 Lime
Sodium 1 2 Watermelon
Vitamin A 569 50 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.22 Lime
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.03 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.02 Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.2 Lime
Vitamin B5 0.221 0.217 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.043 Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.6 Lime
Folate 3 8 Lime
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.022 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.019 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.055 Lime
Tryptophan 0.007 0.003 Watermelon
Threonine 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 0.014 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 0.002 Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 Watermelon
Histidine 0.006 Watermelon
Fructose 3.36 Watermelon

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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.