Nutrition for Lemon Juice

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Lemon Juice Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of lemon juice (15.3 grams or 0.54 oz) contains 3 calories and 0.1 grams of protein. Lemon juice consist of 92% water, 7% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of total fat or protein.

Lemon juice is a source of Vitamin C.

In one tablespoon of lemon juice:

  • Calories: 3
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 0.2 mg
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in lemon juice.

See the Lemon Juice Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Lemon juice, raw.

Calories in Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has 3 calories per tablespoon or 20 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

92 percent of calories in lemon juice are from carbohydrates and 8% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 92% of the calories in lemon juice are from carbohydrates. The carbs in lemon juice are mostly in the form of sugar (100%).

  • Dietary fiber: < 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in lemon juice.

Calories from Fat

Lemon juice does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Lemon juice is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per tablespoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in lemon juice are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat in lemon juice.

Calories Similar to Lemon Juice

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Protein in Lemon Juice

A single tablespoon of lemon juice contains 0.1 grams of protein. Lemon juice is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.05 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in lemon juice.

Protein Similar to Lemon Juice

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Vitamins and Minerals in Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a source of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in lemon juice (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 0.3 ug
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 3.1 ug
Minerals in lemon juice (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 0.9 mg
  • Potassium: 15.7 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 0.9 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: < 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 1.2 mg
  • Choline: 0.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of copper, manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in lemon juice.

Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Lemon Juice [3]

Lemon juice contains a couple of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoid lutein + zeaxanthin and flavonoid quercetin. In one tablespoon of lemon juice:

  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 2 ug
  • Quercetin: 0.06 mg

Lemon Juice Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Lemon Juice in Cooking

Lemon juice is in the top 10 most popular ingredients for recipes. Lemon juice can be consumed raw and is often squeezed or strained before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two tablespoons of lemon juice.

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