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Apple vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Apple and Melon?

  • Apple is richer in Fiber, yet Melon is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% higher.
  • Apple has 3 times more Fiber than Melon. Apple has 2.4g of Fiber, while Melon has 0.9g.
  • Melon contains less Sugar.

We used Apples, raw, with skin and Melons, casaba, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Apple
2
:
6
Melon
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +75%

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
Apple
3
:
7
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Melon Opinion
Calories 52kcal 28kcal Apple
Protein 0.26g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Apple
Vitamin C 4.6mg 21.8mg Melon
Net carbs 11.41g 5.68g Apple
Carbs 13.81g 6.58g Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.12mg 0.34mg Melon
Calcium 6mg 11mg Melon
Potassium 107mg 182mg Melon
Magnesium 5mg 11mg Melon
Sugar 10.39g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 2.4g 0.9g Apple
Copper 0.027mg 0.06mg Melon
Zinc 0.04mg 0.07mg Melon
Starch 0.05g g Apple
Phosphorus 11mg 5mg Apple
Sodium 1mg 9mg Apple
Vitamin A 54IU 0IU Apple
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.05mg Apple
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.015mg Apple
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 0.232mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.163mg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 2.5µg Melon
Folate 3µg 8µg Melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.002g Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g 0.039g Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg mg Apple
Lysine 0.012mg mg Apple
Methionine 0.001mg mg Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006mg mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg mg Apple
Fructose 5.9g g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Apple
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
4
Apple
8
Melon

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 food.
Protein
2%
Apple
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Apple
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.