Lemon vs. Rhubarb

Nutrition comparison of Lemon and Rhubarb


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

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

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

  • Lemon has more Vitamin B6.
  • Lemon is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Rhubarb is a great source of potassium.
  • Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of lemon and rhubarb 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 Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of calories - lemon has 29 calories per 100 grams and rhubarb has 21 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, lemon is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to rhubarb for fat. Lemon has a macronutrient ratio of 10:84:6 and for rhubarb, 16:78:6 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Lemon Rhubarb
Protein 10% 16%
Carbohydrates 84% 78%
Fat 6% 6%
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carbohydrates

Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of carbs - lemon has 9.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and rhubarb has 4.5g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Lemon is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 56% more dietary fiber than rhubarb - lemon has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of sugar - lemon has 2.5g of sugar per 100 grams and rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar.

Protein

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Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of protein - lemon has 1.1g of protein per 100 grams and rhubarb has 0.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both lemon and rhubarb are low in saturated fat - lemon has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 563% more Vitamin C than rhubarb - lemon has 53mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - lemon has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lemon has 0.15mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Rhubarb has more Vitamin K than lemon - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and lemon does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

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

Lemon Rhubarb
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.02 MG 0.03 MG
Niacin 0.1 MG 0.3 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.19 MG 0.085 MG
Vitamin B6 0.08 MG 0.024 MG
Folate 11 UG 7 UG

Minerals

calcium

Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium and it has 231% more calcium than lemon - lemon has 26mg of calcium per 100 grams and rhubarb has 86mg of calcium.

iron

Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of iron - lemon has 0.6mg of iron per 100 grams and rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron.

potassium

Rhubarb is a great source of potassium and it has 109% more potassium than lemon - lemon has 138mg of potassium per 100 grams and rhubarb has 288mg 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,

Lemon Rhubarb
beta-carotene 3 UG 61 UG
alpha-carotene 1 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 11 UG 170 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Lemon Rhubarb
linoleic acid 0.063 G 0.099 G
Total 0.063 G 0.099 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: Lemon (Lemons, raw, without peel) and Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) .

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FAQ

Does lemon or rhubarb contain more calories in 100 grams?
Lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of calories - lemon has 29 calories in 100g and rhubarb has 21 calories.

Does lemon or rhubarb have more carbohydrates?
By weight, lemon and rhubarb contain similar amounts of carbs - lemon has 9.3g of carbs for 100g and rhubarb has 4.5g of carbohydrates.

Does lemon or rhubarb contain more calcium?
Rhubarb is a rich source of calcium and it has 230% more calcium than lemon - lemon has 26mg of calcium in 100 grams and rhubarb has 86mg of calcium.

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