United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  09152, Lemon juice, raw
Food Group: Fruits and Fruit Juices
Carbohydrate Factor: 2.7   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.36   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 244 g

fl oz 30.5 g

lemon yields 48 g

wedge yields 5.9 g
Proximates Water 1, 2 g 92.31 6 0.250 225.24 28.15 44.31 5.45
Proximates Energy kcal 22 -- -- 54 7 11 1
Proximates Energy kJ 91 -- -- 222 28 44 5
Proximates Protein 1, 2 g 0.35 6 0.003 0.85 0.11 0.17 0.02
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1, 2 g 0.24 6 0.160 0.59 0.07 0.12 0.01
Proximates Ash 1, 2 g 0.21 6 0.040 0.51 0.06 0.10 0.01
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 6.90 -- -- 16.84 2.10 3.31 0.41
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1, 2 g 0.3 6 0.092 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.0
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 2.52 4 0.100 6.15 0.77 1.21 0.15
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 0.43 4 0.120 1.05 0.13 0.21 0.03
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 0.99 4 0.010 2.42 0.30 0.48 0.06
Proximates Fructose 1 g 1.10 4 0.030 2.68 0.34 0.53 0.06
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 1 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2 mg 6 6 2.000 15 2 3 0
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 0.08 4 0.005 0.20 0.02 0.04 0.00
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 2 mg 6 6 0.000 15 2 3 0
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 2 mg 8 6 2.000 20 2 4 0
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2 mg 103 8 6.000 251 31 49 6
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 1 15 0.000 2 0 0 0
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 2 mg 0.05 6 0.020 0.12 0.02 0.02 0.00
Minerals Copper, Cu 1, 2 mg 0.016 6 0.003 0.039 0.005 0.008 0.001
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1, 2 mg 0.012 6 0.005 0.029 0.004 0.006 0.001
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.1 -- -- 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 2 mg 38.7 8 2.400 94.4 11.8 18.6 2.3
Vitamins Thiamin 1, 2 mg 0.024 6 0.006 0.059 0.007 0.012 0.001
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.015 4 0.000 0.037 0.005 0.007 0.001
Vitamins Niacin 1, 2 mg 0.091 6 0.006 0.222 0.028 0.044 0.005
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1, 2 mg 0.131 6 0.016 0.320 0.040 0.063 0.008
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 2 mg 0.046 6 0.006 0.112 0.014 0.022 0.003
Vitamins Folate, total a 1, 2 µg 20 4 6.000 49 6 10 1
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 20 4 6.000 49 6 10 1
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 20 -- -- 49 6 10 1
Vitamins Choline, total mg 5.1 -- -- 12.4 1.6 2.4 0.3
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 1 1 -- 2 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 4 1 -- 10 1 2 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1 IU 6 1 -- 15 2 3 0
Vitamins Lycopene 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg 15 1 -- 37 5 7 1
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.15 -- -- 0.37 0.05 0.07 0.01
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.040 -- -- 0.098 0.012 0.019 0.002
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.020 1 -- 0.049 0.006 0.010 0.001
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.001 1 -- 0.002 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.002 1 -- 0.005 0.001 0.001 0.000
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.001 1 -- 0.002 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 0.012 1 -- 0.029 0.004 0.006 0.001
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.004 1 -- 0.010 0.001 0.002 0.000
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.006 -- -- 0.015 0.002 0.003 0.000
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.002 1 -- 0.005 0.001 0.001 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 t 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.004 -- -- 0.010 0.001 0.002 0.000
Lipids 18:1 c 1 g 0.004 1 -- 0.010 0.001 0.002 0.000
Lipids 18:1 t 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 t 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:1 c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.021 -- -- 0.051 0.006 0.010 0.001
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 0.012 -- -- 0.029 0.004 0.006 0.001
Lipids 18:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.012 1 -- 0.029 0.004 0.006 0.001
Lipids 18:2 CLAs 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:2 t not further defined 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.009 -- -- 0.022 0.003 0.004 0.001
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 1 g 0.009 1 -- 0.022 0.003 0.004 0.001
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:4 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 n-6 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:4 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Catechin mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Eriodictyol 3, 4, 5 mg 4.9 31 0.19 11.9 1.5 2.3 0.3
Flavanones Hesperetin 3, 4, 5 mg 14.5 32 4.83 35.3 4.4 6.9 0.9
Flavanones Naringenin 3, 5 mg 1.4 28 0.72 3.4 0.4 0.7 0.1
Flavones Apigenin 3, 6 mg 0.0 10 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Kaempferol 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 3, 6 mg 0.4 10 0.21 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 7 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 7 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 7 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Anlaysis Program Wave 12h , 2008  Beltsville MD  
2Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Nutrient Content of Raw Lemon/Juice , 1990    
3Berhow, M., Tisserat, B., Kanes, K., and Vandercook, C.  Survey of phenolic compounds produced in citrus. , 1998 Technical Bulletin Number 1856, ARS, USDA, December 1998.   
4Grandi, R., Trifiro, A., Gherardi, S. Calza, M., and Saccani G.  Characterization of lemon juice on the basis of flavonoid content. , 1994 Fruit Processing 11   pp.355-359
5Mouly, P. P., Arzouyan, C. R., Gaydou, E. M., and Estienne, J. M.  Differentiation of citrus juices by factorial discriminant analysis using liquid chromatography of flavanone glycosides , 1994 J. Agric. Food Chem. 42   pp.70-79
6Hertog, M. G. L., Hollman, P. C. H., and van de Putte, B.  Content of potentially anticarcinogenic flavonoids of tea infusions, wines, and fruit juices. , 1993 J. Agric. Food Chem. 41   pp.1242-1246
7Liggins, J., Bluck, L. J. C., Runswick, S., Atkinson, C., Coward, W. A., Bingham, S. A.  Daidzein and genistein content of fruits and nuts. , 2000 J. Nutr. Biochem. 11   pp.326-331

Footnotes
a  Mean value contains data based on the analysis of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate plus total folate determined microbiologically
Langual Code(s)

  • A0127 FRUIT JUICE (US CFR)
  • A1279 0900 FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICES (USDA SR)
  • B1275 LEMON
  • C0300 JUICE
  • E0114 LIQUID, LOW VISCOSITY, WITH SMALL PARTICLES
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION