Lemon vs. Strawberries

Nutrition comparison of Lemon and Strawberries


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of lemon versus strawberries (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in lemon and strawberries:

  • Both lemon and strawberries are high in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Strawberry has more niacin.
Detailed nutritional comparison of lemon and strawberries is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Lemon (Lemons, raw, without peel) and Strawberries (Strawberries, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts of calories - lemon has 29 calories per 100 grams and strawberry has 32 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, lemon is similar to strawberries for protein, carbs and fat. Lemon has a macronutrient ratio of 10:84:6 and for strawberries, 8:85:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Lemon Strawberries
Protein 10% 8%
Carbohydrates 84% 85%
Fat 6% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts carbs - lemon has 9.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and strawberry has 7.7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Lemon is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 40% more dietary fiber than strawberry - lemon has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and strawberry has 2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts of sugar - lemon has 2.5g of sugar per 100 grams and strawberry has 4.9g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts of protein - lemon has 1.1g of protein per 100 grams and strawberry has 0.67g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both lemon and strawberries are low in saturated fat - lemon has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and strawberry has 0.02g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both lemon and strawberries are high in Vitamin C. Strawberry has 11% more Vitamin C than lemon - lemon has 53mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and strawberry has 58.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - lemon has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and strawberry has 1ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lemon has 0.15mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and strawberry has 0.29mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Strawberries and lemon contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - strawberry has 2.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and lemon does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Strawberry has more niacin. Both lemon and strawberries contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Lemon Strawberries
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.024 MG
Riboflavin 0.02 MG 0.022 MG
Niacin 0.1 MG 0.386 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.19 MG 0.125 MG
Vitamin B6 0.08 MG 0.047 MG
Folate 11 UG 24 UG

Minerals

calcium

Lemon has 63% more calcium than strawberry - lemon has 26mg of calcium per 100 grams and strawberry has 16mg of calcium.

iron

Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts of iron - lemon has 0.6mg of iron per 100 grams and strawberry has 0.41mg of iron.

potassium

Lemon and strawberries contain similar amounts of potassium - lemon has 138mg of potassium per 100 grams and strawberry has 153mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, lemon has more luteolin and myricetin than strawberry per 100 grams, however, strawberry contains more kaempferol than lemon per 100 grams. Both lemon and strawberries contain significant amounts of quercetin.

Lemon Strawberries
luteolin 1.9 mg ~
kaempferol 0.03 mg 0.5 mg
myricetin 0.5 mg 0.04 mg
Quercetin 1.14 mg 1.11 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both lemon and strawberries contain small amounts of beta-carotene.

Lemon Strawberries
beta-carotene 3 UG 7 UG
alpha-carotene 1 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 11 UG 26 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, strawberry has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than lemon per 100 grams.

Lemon Strawberries
alpha linoleic acid 0.026 G 0.065 G
Total 0.026 G 0.065 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both lemon and strawberries contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Lemon Strawberries
linoleic acid 0.063 G 0.09 G
Total 0.063 G 0.09 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

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Note: The specific food items compared are: Lemon (Lemons, raw, without peel) and Strawberries (Strawberries, raw) .

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