Nutrition for Lime Juice

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Lime Juice Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of lime juice (15.1 grams or 0.53 oz) contains 4 calories and 0.1 grams of protein. Lime juice consist of 91% water, 8% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of total fat or protein.

Lime juice is a source of Vitamin C.

In one tablespoon of lime juice:

  • Calories: 4
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.3 mg
There is no significant amounts of total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in lime juice.

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

Calories in Lime Juice

Lime juice has 4 calories per tablespoon or 26 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

93 percent of calories in lime juice are from carbohydrates and 7% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 93% of the calories in lime juice are from carbohydrates. The carbs in lime juice are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (25% and 75%). 1 tablespoon of lime juice has 0% of daily values or 0.1 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in lime juice.

Calories from Fat

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

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Protein in Lime Juice

A single tablespoon of lime juice contains 0.1 grams of protein. Lime 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: 0.06 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in lime juice.

Protein Similar to Lime Juice

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Vitamins and Minerals in Lime Juice

Lime juice is a source of Vitamin C. It also contains significant amounts of potassium.

Vitamins in lime juice (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 0.3 ug
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 1.5 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.1 ug
Minerals in lime juice (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 2.1 mg
  • Potassium: 17.7 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 1.2 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: < 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 2.1 mg
  • Choline: 0.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of copper, manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 or vitamin b12 in lime juice.

Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Lime Juice [3]

Lime juice contains a couple of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoid beta-carotene and flavonoid quercetin. In one tablespoon of lime juice:

  • beta-carotene: 5 ug
  • Quercetin: 0.08 mg

Lime 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.

Lime Juice in Cooking

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

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