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Watermelon vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Melon
Melon contains less Sugars (difference - 0.51g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (72)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.
Watermelon Melon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
9
Watermelon
13
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
4
Watermelon
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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5
Melon
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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
:
5
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05

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
4%
Watermelon
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Watermelon
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 Watermelon Melon Opinion
Calories 30 28 Watermelon
Protein 0.61 1.11 Melon
Fats 0.15 0.1 Watermelon
Vitamin C 8.1 21.8 Melon
Carbs 7.55 6.58 Watermelon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 0.34 Melon
Calcium 7 11 Melon
Potassium 112 182 Melon
Magnesium 10 11 Melon
Sugars 6.2 5.69 Watermelon
Fiber 0.4 0.9 Melon
Copper 0.042 0.06 Melon
Zinc 0.1 0.07 Watermelon
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 5 Watermelon
Sodium 1 9 Watermelon
Vitamin A 569 0 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.05
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.015 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.031 Melon
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.232 Melon
Vitamin B5 0.221 0.084 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 2.5 Melon
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.025 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.002 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.039 Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007 Watermelon
Threonine 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 Watermelon
Histidine 0.006 Watermelon
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