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Grapefruit vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Melon
Melon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Grapefruit Melon
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
22
Grapefruit
13
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
5
Grapefruit
6
Melon

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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4
Melon
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +260%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +260%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
3
Melon
Contains more Vitamin C +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
Contains more Vitamin C +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
5%
Grapefruit
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
0%
Melon

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Grapefruit Melon Opinion
Calories 42 28 Grapefruit
Protein 0.77 1.11 Melon
Fats 0.14 0.1 Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2 21.8 Grapefruit
Carbs 10.66 6.58 Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.34 Melon
Calcium 22 11 Grapefruit
Potassium 135 182 Melon
Magnesium 9 11 Melon
Sugars 6.89 5.69 Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6 0.9 Grapefruit
Copper 0.032 0.06 Melon
Zinc 0.07 0.07
Starch 0 Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18 5 Grapefruit
Sodium 0 9 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13 0.05 Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.043 0.015 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.031
Vitamin B3 0.204 0.232 Melon
Vitamin B5 0.262 0.084 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.5 Melon
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.025 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 0.002 Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036 0.039 Melon
Tryptophan 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013 Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008 Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015 Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019 Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013 Grapefruit
Valine 0.015 Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008 Grapefruit
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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