Lemon Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits

Lemon is basically rich in water. It has 89% water which means it is low-calorie fruit. It has lots of health benefits; let's check it.

Lemons are mostly produced in India (statics from 2022). The lemon's scientific name is 'Citrus Limon'. Lemon is mostly used commercially for perfumes, soaps, sauces, drinks, and desserts.

Lemon Nutrition Facts

Here below table shows the lemon calories 100g.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100 g

Servings per container 1

Amount per serving
Calories 29

Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About 100 grams of lemon retains 29 Kcals, 0 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.

There is no cholesterol or trans fat in the lemon. It holds just 2 mg of sodium.


100 grams of lemon has 29 Kcals(121 kJ). It is low-calorie food because it includes 89% water. Most of the calories come from carbohydrates.

A 100-gram of lemon delivers 9 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of natural sugar. In 100 grams of lemon, Net carbs(Total Carbs-Fiber) should be 6 grams.

Lemon doesn't contain fat(or contains less than 0.5g of fat).

Lemon has 1 gram of protein per 100-gram serving.

Glycemic Index:

The glycemic index of lemon is between 20. It holds a low glycemic index.

Vitamins And Minerals In Lemon





Vitamin C

53 mg


26 mg

Vitamin A

1 mcg


16 mg

Vitamin E

0.15 mg


138 mg

Vitamin K

0 mcg


0.6 mg

Vitamin B1

0.04 mg


8 mg

Vitamin B2

0.02 mg


0.06 mg

Vitamin B3

0.1 mg


0.037 mg

Vitamin B6

0.08 mg


0.03 mg

Vitamin B9

11 mcg

100 grams of lemon provide Vitamin C(59%), Vitamin A(0%), Vitamin E(1%) and Vitamin K(0%) of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances).

Vitamin C improves immunity; Vitamin A assists your heart, lungs, and other organs to work properly; Vitamin E supports healthy skin and eyes; and Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and healthy bones.

Lemon also has a fair amount of B vitamins. 100 grams of lemon can have Vitamin B1(thiamin) 3%, Vitamin B2(riboflavin) 2%, Vitamin B3(niacin) 1%, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 6%, and Vitamin B9(folate) 3% of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances). These vitamins require for digestion and proper nerve function.

Minerals are also needed for the body's health. Let's check its portion value.

100 grams of lemon contain Calcium 2%, Phosphorus 0%, Potassium 7%, Iron 4%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 1%, Copper 4%, and Manganese 1% of your RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances).

Calcium supports our bones; Phosphorus plays a crucial role in developing DNA and RNA; Potassium controls fluid balance; Iron lowers tiredness and fatigue; Magnesium upholds muscle, nerve function, and energy production.

Zinc plays a significant role in building proteins; Copper builds red blood cells; Manganese helps the body to create connective tissue, bones, and blood clotting factors.

Lemon's Benefits

Lemon benefits for skin:

Lemon contains a high amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C enhances the skin. It can improve immunity, anti-aging, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, reduce inflammation, and protect skin from sun damage.

100 grams of lemon has 53 mg of vitamin C, 59% of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances).

Helps in weight loss:

Early morning lemon juice in warm water can reduce weight. Drinking lemon water instead of tea or coffee can make you healthy, slim and boosts your energy.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Does lemon water burn belly fat?

Yes, lemon juice with warm water in the morning can burn belly fat.

Is it good to eat lemon everyday?

There is no harm in eating lemon everyday. Lemon is almost used in every house to enhance the sourness of the meal.

Does lemon water detox your liver?

Yes, citrus fruits like lemon can detox your liver and flush out toxins.

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