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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 Sugar than Lime. While Watermelon contains 6.2g of Sugar, 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
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Equal in Potassium - 102
Equal in Zinc - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
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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Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +1038%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +259.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1038%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +259.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.217
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.043

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 Lime
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Lime Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 7.74g Lime
Protein 0.61g 0.7g Lime
Fats 0.15g 0.2g Lime
Carbs 7.55g 10.54g Lime
Calories 30kcal 30kcal
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 0.4g 2.8g Lime
Calcium 7mg 33mg Lime
Iron 0.24mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 10mg 6mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 18mg Lime
Potassium 112mg 102mg Watermelon
Sodium 1mg 2mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.11mg Lime
Copper 0.042mg 0.065mg Lime
Vitamin A 569IU 50IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 29.1mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.03mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.02mg Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.2mg Lime
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.217mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.043mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 8µg Lime
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.003mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg 0.014mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.002mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.022g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.019g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.055g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Lime
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
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 food.
Protein
4%
Watermelon
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
11%
Lime
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Lime

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 is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.