Calories in a Lemon, Lemon Juice and Lemon Peel

How many calories in a Lemon? See below, the Lemon calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with Lemon nutrition facts and the health benefits of Lemons to help you to lose weight and eat a healthy diet.




Lemons are a bright yellow citrus fruit from the same family as Oranges and Limes. It’s great for cooking, using either the juice or its zest which has a fantastic smell. Lemons are very acidic which gives them a sour taste. They are a good source of vitamin C, other nutrients include calcium and phosphorous.

Calories in a Lemon, Lemon Juice and Lemon Peel

As the fruit is acidic the juice acts as an antiseptic, helping clean the toxins out of our bodies. Other Lemon benefits include helping prevent and curing osteoarthritis and preventing the development of atherosclerosis.

Compare the nutrition and calories in a Lemon with the other fruits.


Enjoy losing weight with our Lemon diet recipes below

Lemons, Raw, Without Peel

Refuse: 47% (45% peel, 2% seeds)
Scientific Name: Citrus limon
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams29 kcal (121 kJ)
1 cup, sections, 212 grams61 kcal (257 kJ)
Calories in a Lemon: 1 fruit (2-1/8" dia), 58 grams17 kcal (70 kJ)
1 fruit (2-3/8" dia), 84 grams24 kcal (102 kJ)
1 wedge or slice (1/8 of one 2-1/8" dia lemon), 7 grams2 kcal (8 kJ)
1 NLEA serving, 58 grams17 kcal (70 kJ)

Lemon Juice, Raw

Refuse: 0%
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams22 kcal (91 kJ)
1 cup, 244 grams54 kcal (222 kJ)
1 fl oz, 30.5 grams7 kcal (28 kJ)
1 lemon yields, 48 grams11 kcal (44 kJ)
1 wedge yields, 5.9 grams1 kcal (5 kJ)

Lemon Peel, Raw

Refuse: 0%
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams47 kcal (197 kJ)
1 tbsp, 6 grams3 kcal (12 kJ)
1 tsp, 2 grams1 kcal (4 kJ)
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko





Lemon Recipes

Lemon Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs

Lemon Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs
This easy oven roasted chicken recipe is very juicy and full of flavor, and will make a enjoyable family dinner. It is suitable for a diabetic, gluten and dairy free diet, low GI diet, low carb high protein diet and low fat diet. The recipe provides a good source of vitamin B-6, niacin, phosphorus and selenium.


Basil and Lemon Chicken Thighs

Oven Baked Basil and Lemon Chicken Thighs
Simple ingredients such as chicken thighs, lemon, garlic, basil and white wine will make a truly delicious chicken thigh recipe in just 55 min. The recipe provides 350 calories and 3g of net carbs in one portion.


Low Carb Lemon Cake

Low Carb Lemon Cake
This sugar and flour free lemon cake is a real treat, which only needs 50 min to make. One slice contains 251 calories. The recipe is low in carbs, calories, glycaemic index, sodium and is suitable for a diabetic and vegetarian diet.


Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake

Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake
This lemon cheesecake is a sugar and flour free alternative to a traditional one. Total time: 1 hour 25 min. 327 calories in one slice. The recipe is low in carbs, sodium, glycemic index and is high in protein and vitamin A.



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