Lemons

Lemons

Lemons

Lemons are a very interesting citrus fruit.  They make an excellent addition to a variety of beverages and add flavor to salads and a wide variety of recipes; but, because of their tartness, they are rarely eaten by themselves.  Choose lemons that are firm and free of damage and mold.  Lemons keep very well in the refrigerator for a week or even longer.  See the nutritional charts for lemons without peel and with peel. 

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Lemons, raw, without peel

Scientific Name: Citrus limon

NDB No: 09150

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
1 fruit (2-1/8″ dia) 
——-
58 g
Proximates
Water
g
88.98
5
0.820
51.608
Energy
kcal
29
0
 
16.820
Energy
kj
121
0
 
70.180
Protein
g
1.10
0
 
0.638
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.30
0
 
0.174
Ash
g
0.30
0
 
0.174
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
9.32
0
 
5.406
Fiber, total dietary
g
2.8
0
 
1.624
Sugars, total
g
2.50
0
 
1.450
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
26
0
 
15.080
Iron, Fe
mg
0.60
0
 
0.348
Magnesium, Mg
mg
8
0
 
4.640
Phosphorus, P
mg
16
0
 
9.280
Potassium, K
mg
138
0
 
80.040
Sodium, Na
mg
2
0
 
1.160
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.06
1
 
0.035
Copper, Cu
mg
0.037
1
 
0.021
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.030
0
 
0.017
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.4
0
 
0.232
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
53.0
0
 
30.740
Thiamin
mg
0.040
0
 
0.023
Riboflavin
mg
0.020
0
 
0.012
Niacin
mg
0.100
0
 
0.058
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.190
0
 
0.110
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.080
0
 
0.046
Folate, total
mcg
11
7
2.646
6.380
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
0.000
Folate, food
mcg
11
7
2.646
6.380
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
11
0
 
6.380
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
0.000
Vitamin A, IU
IU
22
0
 
12.760
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
1
0
 
0.580
Retinol
mcg
0
0
 
0.000
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.15
0
 
0.087
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.0
0
 
0.000
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.039
0
 
0.023
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
14:0
g
0.001
0
 
0.001
16:0
g
0.035
0
 
0.020
18:0
g
0.002
0
 
0.001
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.011
0
 
0.006
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.001
0
 
0.001
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.010
0
 
0.006
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.089
0
 
0.052
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.063
0
 
0.037
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.026
0
 
0.015
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
0.000
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
 
0.000
Caffeine
mg
0
0
 
0.000
Theobromine
mg
0
0
 
0.000
Carotene, beta
mcg
3
2
 
1.740
Carotene, alpha
mcg
1
2
 
0.580
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
20
1
 
11.600
Lycopene
mcg
0
1
 
0.000
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
11
2
 
6.380

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16 (July 2003)

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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