Lime vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Lime and Tomato


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

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

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

  • Both lime and tomato are high in Vitamin C.
  • Lime is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Tomato has 63% less carbohydrates than lime.
  • Tomato has more niacin.
  • Tomato is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of lime and tomato 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 Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Lime and tomato contain similar amounts of calories - lime has 30 calories per 100 grams and tomato has 18 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, lime is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to tomato per calorie. Lime has a macronutrient ratio of 6:91:3 and for tomato, 17:75:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Lime Tomato
Protein 6% 17%
Carbohydrates 91% 75%
Fat 3% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato has 63% less carbohydrates than lime - lime has 10.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and tomato has 3.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Lime is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 133% more dietary fiber than tomato - lime has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lime and tomato contain similar amounts of sugar - lime has 1.7g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato has 2.6g of sugar.



Protein

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Lime and tomato contain similar amounts of protein - lime has 0.7g of protein per 100 grams and tomato has 0.88g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both lime and tomato are high in Vitamin C. Lime has 112% more Vitamin C than tomato - lime has 29.1mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Tomato has 20 times more Vitamin A than lime - lime has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lime and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lime has 0.22mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Lime and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - lime has 0.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Lime Tomato
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.02 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.2 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.217 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.043 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 8 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Lime has 230% more calcium than tomato - lime has 33mg of calcium per 100 grams and tomato has 10mg of calcium.

iron

Lime and tomato contain similar amounts of iron - lime has 0.6mg of iron per 100 grams and tomato has 0.27mg of iron.

potassium

Tomato is a great source of potassium and it has 132% more potassium than lime - lime has 102mg of potassium per 100 grams and tomato has 237mg 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, both lime and tomato contain significant amounts of quercetin.

Lime Tomato
Quercetin 0.4 mg 0.58 mg
kaempferol ~ 0.09 mg
myricetin ~ 0.13 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,

Lime Tomato
beta-carotene 30 UG 449 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 101 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 123 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Lime Tomato
alpha linoleic acid 0.019 G 0.003 G
Total 0.019 G 0.003 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, tomato has more linoleic acid than lime per 100 grams.

Lime Tomato
linoleic acid 0.036 G 0.08 G
Total 0.036 G 0.08 G



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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: Lime (Limes, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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