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Avocado vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Avocado and Melon

  • Avocado has more Vitamin B5, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin E , Vitamin B3, and Potassium, however Melon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Avocado covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 26% more than Melon.
  • Melon has 85 times less Saturated Fat than Avocado. Avocado has 2.126g of Saturated Fat, while Melon has 0.025g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Melon
Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +940%
Contains more Potassium +166.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Zinc +814.3%
Contains more Copper +216.7%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 21% 21% 23% 43% 1% 18% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +940%
Contains more Potassium +166.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Zinc +814.3%
Contains more Copper +216.7%
Equal in Calcium - 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
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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +649.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1553.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.7%
Contains more Folate +912.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +740%
Contains more Vitamin C +118%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 42% 0% 34% 17% 30% 33% 84% 60% 61% 0% 53%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +649.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1553.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.7%
Contains more Folate +912.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +740%
Contains more Vitamin C +118%

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.
Avocado Melon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Avocado Melon Opinion
Net carbs 1.83g 5.68g Melon
Protein 2g 1.11g Avocado
Fats 14.66g 0.1g Avocado
Carbs 8.53g 6.58g Avocado
Calories 160kcal 28kcal Avocado
Starch 0.11g g Avocado
Fructose 0.12g g Avocado
Sugar 0.66g 5.69g Avocado
Fiber 6.7g 0.9g Avocado
Calcium 12mg 11mg Avocado
Iron 0.55mg 0.34mg Avocado
Magnesium 29mg 11mg Avocado
Phosphorus 52mg 5mg Avocado
Potassium 485mg 182mg Avocado
Sodium 7mg 9mg Avocado
Zinc 0.64mg 0.07mg Avocado
Copper 0.19mg 0.06mg Avocado
Vitamin A 146IU 0IU Avocado
Vitamin E 2.07mg 0.05mg Avocado
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.015mg Avocado
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.031mg Avocado
Vitamin B3 1.738mg 0.232mg Avocado
Vitamin B5 1.389mg 0.084mg Avocado
Vitamin B6 0.257mg 0.163mg Avocado
Folate 81µg 8µg Avocado
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 21µg 2.5µg Avocado
Tryptophan 0.025mg mg Avocado
Threonine 0.073mg mg Avocado
Isoleucine 0.084mg mg Avocado
Leucine 0.143mg mg Avocado
Lysine 0.132mg mg Avocado
Methionine 0.038mg mg Avocado
Phenylalanine 0.097mg mg Avocado
Valine 0.107mg mg Avocado
Histidine 0.049mg mg Avocado
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.126g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 9.799g 0.002g Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 1.816g 0.039g Avocado

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Avocado Melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
35
Avocado
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
24
Avocado
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
12%
Avocado
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
9%
Avocado
7%
Melon
Fats
68%
Avocado
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.101g)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Avocado
Avocado contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Avocado - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171705/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.