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Calories Index


Calories in a Lemon:

1 whole lemon 17

100 grams 29


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Vitamins in Lemon:
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1, B2, B6
Vitamin C
Vitamin E

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Nutrients / Other:
Dietary Fibre


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Calories in a Lemon

How many calories are there in a Lemon?
Lemon is a healthy citrus fruit as it is
low in calories and packed with important vitamins and nutrients including calcium, potassium, iron and a very high content of vitamin C. This nutritional citrus fruit can help strengthen the immune system and fight off illness, colds, flu and virus.

Calories in a Lemon = 17 Calories

This guide is based on one average size lemon; weighing approximately 59 grams. The following information provides facts and important nutritional data including the potential health benefits and nutritional value of lemons and info about counting Calories in citrus fruit - please refer to the calorie list further down this page.



Calories in a Lemon - whole, sliced, peel
The following information can be used as a guide to calories in lemons:

  • 17 calories in a lemon
  • 29 calories in one hundred grams

The recommended daily calories for an adult male is around 2550 and 1940 for females, so as you can see, this citrus fruit has low calorie content. The low calorie and high dietary fibre of this fruit can help you lose weight healthily, forming part of a calorie controlled diet with lemons.

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Calories in a Lemon - Varieties and Facts
There are different varieties of lemons grown across the world. The names of some of the most common types of Lemons are Meyer, Verna, Yen Ben, Bonnie Brae, Bush, Eureka, Sorrento and Lisbon.

This low calorie citrus fruit has many health benefits, it's nutritional value is outstanding as the fruit is very high in vitamin C. The taste is sharp but every part can be used, from the zest to the juice, for cooking, garnish, flavour and addition to various drinks and beverages.


Calories in a Lemon Chart

This free Calories in Lemon chart shows various ways in which the citrus fruit might be served.
Please see the lists to the left for more nutritional data, interesting information, health benefits of Lemons and calorie facts. This calorie counting chart provides a summarization and calorie guide to this citrus fruit:

Type of Lemons

Calories in Lemons

Type of Lemons Calories in Lemons
Whole lemon 17 100 grams of fruit 29
One slice 2 100 grams of peel



Calories in a Lemon
Recommended calorie intake per day:
Man 2550 kcals per day - healthy fruits
Men 17850 food calorie per week
Woman 1940 food calorie per day
Women 13580 food calories per week
Average food calorie intake from fruit
Health Benefits of Lemons Calorie Counter
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