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Lemon juice

Lemon juice in its raw form is used frequently to give a dish or drink a fresh, clean taste. Thanks to its antioxidants, it is effective against discoloration.
92%
Water
 92
Macronutrient carbohydrates 92.12%
/05
Macronutrient proteins 4.67%
/03
Macronutrient fats 3.2%
 

The three ratios show the percentage by weight of macronutrients (carbohydrates / proteins / fats) of the dry matter (excl. water).

Ω-6 (LA, <0.1g)
Omega-6 fatty acid such as linoleic acid (LA)
 : Ω-3 (ALA, <0.1g)
Omega-3 fatty acid such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
 = 0:0

Omega-6 ratio to omega-3 fatty acids should not exceed a total of 5:1. Link to explanation.

Values are too small to be relevant.

Lemon juice is obtained by squeezing raw lemons. Diluted with water, it is an ideal thirst quencher on hot days and thanks to its fruity acidity, it has a number of culinary uses.

General information:

From Wikipedia: “The lemon (Citrus × limon) is a species of small evergreen tree native to Asia. The tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, which gives a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.”

Nutritional value:

“Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C, providing 64% of the Daily Value in a 100 g serving. Other essential nutrients, however, have insignificant content.

Lemons contain numerous phytochemicals, including polyphenols and terpenes. As with other citrus fruits, they have significant concentrations of citric acid (about 47 g/l in juice).”

Uses:

Translated from “www.zentrum-der-gesundheit.de/zitrone”: “Its fruity, sour taste gives many dishes and drinks a nice fresh flavor. In addition, this citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, has antibacterial properties, promotes the excretion of toxins, strengthens the immune substance, and is even thought to help prevent cancer. The juice and peel of the lemon work nicely to season and add flavor to many dishes. Both are used in salad dressings, soups, sweet creams, cakes, and baked goods and with meat and fish. Mineral water with added lemon juice can be quite refreshing. And the famous hot water with lemon juice is a common remedy for colds.

However, lemons arenʼt just known for their culinary and medical uses. They are also used as all-purpose, cleaning agents in many homes as they are environmentally friendly.”

Interesting facts:

“Lemon juice may be used as a simple invisible ink, developed by heat.”

Nutrient tables

The complete nutritional information, coverage of the daily requirement and comparison values with other ingredients can be found in the following nutrient tables.

Nutritional Information
per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Energy22 kcal
92 kJ
1.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2000kcal
Fat/Lipids0.24 g0.3%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 70g
Saturated Fats0.04 g0.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 20g
Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)6.9 g2.6%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 270g
Sugars2.5 g2.8%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 90g
Fiber0.30 g1.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 25g
Protein/Albumin0.35 g0.7%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 50g
Cooking Salt (Na:1.0 mg)2.5 mg0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2.4g
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Fat/Lipids
Carbohydrates
Protein/Albumin
Cooking Salt

Essential micronutrients with the highest proportions per 100g 2000 kcal
VitVitamin C (ascorbic acid) 39 mg48.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 80 mg
VitFolate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 20 µg10.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 200 µg
ElemPotassium, K 103 mg5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
VitVitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.05 mg3.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
ElemMagnesium, Mg 6.0 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg
VitPantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 0.13 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 6.0 mg
MinCopper, Cu 0.02 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
VitThiamine (vitamin B1) 0.02 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.1 mg
ElemPhosphorus, P 8.0 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 700 mg
MinZinc, Zn 0.05 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 10 mg

Detailed micronutrients and daily requirement coverage per 100g

Explanations of nutrient tables in general

The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.

If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.

For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.

Essential fatty acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Alpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 0.01 g< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 2.0 g
Linoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 0.01 g< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 10 g

Vitamins per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 39 mg48.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 80 mg
Folate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 20 µg10.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 200 µg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.05 mg3.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Thiamine (vitamin B1) 0.02 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.1 mg
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 0.13 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 6.0 mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.02 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Niacin (née vitamin B3) 0.09 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 16 mg
Vitamin E, as a-TEs 0.15 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 12 mg
Vitamin A, as RAE 0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 µg
Vitamin D 0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 5.0 µg

Essential macroelements (macronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Potassium, K 103 mg5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
Magnesium, Mg 6.0 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg
Calcium, Ca 6.0 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg
Phosphorus, P 8.0 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 700 mg
Sodium, Na 1.0 mg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg

Essential trace elements (micronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Copper, Cu 0.02 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
Iron, Fe 0.08 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.05 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 10 mg
Manganese, Mn 0.01 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
Selenium, Se 0.10 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 55 µg
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