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Asian pear vs. Melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Asian pear and Melon

  • Asian pear has more Fiber, while Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Melon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 20% more than Asian pear.
  • Asian pear contains 4 times more Fiber than Melon. While Asian pear contains 3.6g of Fiber, Melon contains only 0.9g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pears, asian, raw and Melons, casaba, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +50.4%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 0% 6% 5% 11% 0% 1% 17% 8% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +50.4%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Selenium +300%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Melon
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +473.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +640.9%
Contains more Choline +49%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.232
Equal in Folate - 8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 13% 3% 3% 5% 5% 6% 6% 0% 3% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +473.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +640.9%
Contains more Choline +49%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.232
Equal in Folate - 8

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +130%
Contains more Carbs +61.9%
Contains more Protein +122%
Equal in Water - 91.85
Equal in Other - 0.36
11% 88%
Protein: 0.5 g
Fats: 0.23 g
Carbs: 10.65 g
Water: 88.25 g
Other: 0.37 g
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
Contains more Fats +130%
Contains more Carbs +61.9%
Contains more Protein +122%
Equal in Water - 91.85
Equal in Other - 0.36

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2350%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41%
10% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.012 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.049 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2350%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Asian pear Melon
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Asian pear Melon Opinion
Net carbs 7.05g 5.68g Asian pear
Protein 0.5g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.23g 0.1g Asian pear
Carbs 10.65g 6.58g Asian pear
Calories 42kcal 28kcal Asian pear
Sugar 7.05g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 3.6g 0.9g Asian pear
Calcium 4mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 8mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 11mg 5mg Asian pear
Potassium 121mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 0mg 9mg Asian pear
Zinc 0.02mg 0.07mg Melon
Copper 0.05mg 0.06mg Melon
Manganese 0.06mg 0.035mg Asian pear
Selenium 0.1µg 0.4µg Melon
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.05mg Asian pear
Vitamin C 3.8mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.015mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.01mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.219mg 0.232mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.022mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 8µg 8µg
Choline 5.1mg 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 4.5µg 2.5µg Asian pear
Tryptophan 0.005mg Asian pear
Threonine 0.013mg Asian pear
Isoleucine 0.014mg Asian pear
Leucine 0.025mg Asian pear
Lysine 0.017mg Asian pear
Methionine 0.006mg Asian pear
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Asian pear
Valine 0.018mg Asian pear
Histidine 0.005mg Asian pear
Saturated Fat 0.012g 0.025g Asian pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.049g 0.002g Asian pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.039g Asian pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Asian pear Melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Asian pear
11%
Melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Asian pear
7%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.36g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Asian pear
Asian pear contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Asian pear
Asian pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Asian pear
Asian pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is cheaper?
Asian pear
Asian pear is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Asian pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168177/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.