Lime vs. Orange

Nutrition comparison of Lime and Orange


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in lime and orange:

  • Both lime and orange are high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber.
  • Lime has 4.4 times less sugar than orange.
  • Orange has more thiamin and niacin.
  • Orange is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of lime and orange 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: Lime (Limes, raw) and Orange (Oranges, raw, Florida) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between lime and orange. marks particularly rich nutrients.


Calories and Carbs

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Lime and orange contain similar amounts of calories - lime has 30 calories per 100 grams and orange has 46 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, lime is similar to orange for protein, carbs and fat. Lime has a macronutrient ratio of 6:90:4 and for orange, 6:91:4 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Lime Orange
Protein 6% 6%
Carbohydrates 90% 91%
Fat 4% 4%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Lime and orange contain similar amounts carbs - lime has 10.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and orange has 11.5g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both lime and orange are high in dietary fiber. Lime has 17% more dietary fiber than orange - lime has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and orange has 2.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lime has 4.4 times less sugar than orange - lime has 1.7g of sugar per 100 grams and orange has 9.1g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Lime and orange contain similar amounts of protein - lime has 0.7g of protein per 100 grams and orange has 0.7g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both lime and orange are low in saturated fat - lime has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and orange has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both lime and orange are high in Vitamin C. Orange has 55% more Vitamin C than lime - lime has 29.1mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and orange has 45mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Lime and orange contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - lime has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and orange has 11ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lime and orange contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lime has 0.22mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and orange has 0.18mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Lime and orange contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - lime has 0.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and orange does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Orange has more thiamin and niacin. Both lime and orange contain significant amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Lime Orange
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.1 MG
Riboflavin 0.02 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 0.2 MG 0.4 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.217 MG 0.25 MG
Vitamin B6 0.043 MG 0.051 MG
Folate 8 UG 17 UG

Minerals

calcium

Orange is a great source of calcium and it has 30% more calcium than lime - lime has 33mg of calcium per 100 grams and orange has 43mg of calcium.

iron

Lime has 567% more iron than orange - lime has 0.6mg of iron per 100 grams and orange has 0.09mg of iron.

potassium

Orange has 66% more potassium than lime - lime has 102mg of potassium per 100 grams and orange has 169mg 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,

Lime Orange
beta-carotene 30 UG 71 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 11 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 129 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both lime and orange contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Lime Orange
alpha linoleic acid 0.019 G 0.011 G
Total 0.019 G 0.011 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both lime and orange contain small amounts of linoleic acid.

Lime Orange
linoleic acid 0.036 G 0.031 G
Total 0.036 G 0.031 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: Lime (Limes, raw) and Orange (Oranges, raw, Florida) .

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