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Banana vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Banana and Melon

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Fiber, and Potassium, while Melon has more Vitamin C.
  • Banana covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 16% more than Melon.
  • Banana contains 8 times more Manganese than Melon. While Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, Melon contains only 0.035mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Bananas, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
6
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2
Melon
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +340%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +340%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +30.8%

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
Banana
8
:
2
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +150.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +150.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Melon Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 5.68g Banana
Protein 1.09g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.33g 0.1g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 6.58g Banana
Calories 89kcal 28kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 2.6g 0.9g Banana
Calcium 5mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0.26mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 27mg 11mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 5mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 182mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 9mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.07mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.06mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 0IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.05mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.7mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.015mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.232mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.084mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.163mg Banana
Folate 20µg 8µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.002g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.039g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Banana 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
16
Banana
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
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
7%
Banana
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
7%
Melon
Fats
2%
Banana
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.