Lemon Zest vs. Strawberries

Nutrition comparison of Lemon Zest and Strawberries


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

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

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

  • Both lemon zest and strawberries are high in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon zest has more thiamin, riboflavin and Vitamin B6.
  • Lemon zest is an excellent source of calcium and dietary fiber.
  • Strawberry has 52% less carbohydrates than lemon zest.
Detailed nutritional comparison of lemon zest 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 Zest (Lemon peel, raw) and Strawberries (Strawberries, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


Image of Lemon Zest src
Image of Strawberries src

Calories and Carbs

calories

Lemon zest and strawberries contain similar amounts of calories - lemon zest has 47 calories per 100 grams and strawberry has 32 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, lemon zest is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to strawberries for protein. Lemon zest has a macronutrient ratio of 9:91:0 and for strawberries, 7:85:8 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Lemon Zest Strawberries
Protein 9% 7%
Carbohydrates 91% 85%
Fat ~ 8%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Strawberry has 52% less carbohydrates than lemon zest - lemon zest has 16g of total carbs per 100 grams and strawberry has 7.7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Lemon zest is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 430% more dietary fiber than strawberry - lemon zest has 10.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and strawberry has 2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lemon zest and strawberries contain similar amounts of sugar - lemon zest has 4.2g of sugar per 100 grams and strawberry has 4.9g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Lemon zest and strawberries contain similar amounts of protein - lemon zest has 1.5g of protein per 100 grams and strawberry has 0.67g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both lemon zest and strawberries are high in Vitamin C. Lemon zest has 119% more Vitamin C than strawberry - lemon zest has 129mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and strawberry has 58.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Lemon zest and strawberries contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - lemon zest has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and strawberry has 1ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lemon zest and strawberries contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lemon zest has 0.25mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and strawberry has 0.29mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

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

The B Vitamins

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

Lemon Zest Strawberries
Thiamin 0.06 MG 0.024 MG
Riboflavin 0.08 MG 0.022 MG
Niacin 0.4 MG 0.386 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.319 MG 0.125 MG
Vitamin B6 0.172 MG 0.047 MG
Folate 13 UG 24 UG

Minerals

calcium

Lemon zest is an excellent source of calcium and it has 738% more calcium than strawberry - lemon zest has 134mg of calcium per 100 grams and strawberry has 16mg of calcium.

iron

Lemon zest and strawberries contain similar amounts of iron - lemon zest has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and strawberry has 0.41mg of iron.

potassium

Lemon zest and strawberries contain similar amounts of potassium - lemon zest has 160mg of potassium per 100 grams and strawberry has 153mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

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 zest and strawberries contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Lemon Zest Strawberries
beta-carotene 7 UG 7 UG
alpha-carotene 1 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 18 UG 26 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Lemon Zest 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 zest and strawberries contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Lemon Zest 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 common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Lemon Zest (Lemon peel, raw) and Strawberries (Strawberries, raw) .

Lemon Zest g

()
Daily Values (%)

Strawberries g

()
KCAL %
calories
KCAL %
G %
carbohydrates
G %
G %
dietary fiber
G %
G sugar G
G %
total fat
G %
G %
saturated fat
G %
G monounsaturated fat G
G polyunsaturated fat G
G trans fat G
MG cholesterol MG
MG %
sodium
MG %
Vitamins and Minerals
UG %
Vitamin A
UG %
MG %
Vitamin C
MG %
IU %
Vitamin D
IU %
MG %
calcium
MG %
MG %
iron
MG %
MG %
magnesium
MG %
MG %
potassium
MG %
MG %
thiamin (Vit B1)
MG %
MG %
riboflavin (Vit B2)
MG %
MG %
niacin (Vit B3)
MG %
MG %
Vitamin B6
MG %
MG %
pantothenic acid (Vit B5)
MG %
UG %
folate (Vit B9)
UG %
UG %
Vitamin B12
UG %
MG %
Vitamin E
MG %
UG %
Vitamin K
UG %
G %
protein
G %
UG %
biotin (Vit B7)
UG %
MG %
choline
MG %
MG %
chlorine
MG %
UG %
chromium
UG %
MG %
copper
MG %
UG %
fluoride
UG %
UG %
iodine
UG %
MG %
manganese
MG %
UG %
molybdenum
UG %
MG %
phosphorus
MG %
UG %
selenium
UG %
MG %
zinc
MG %
G Water G
G Starch G
G Alcohol G