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Cherry vs. Melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cherry and Melon?

  • Cherry is richer in Vitamin A RAE, yet Melon is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 13% higher.
  • Melon contains less Sugar.

We used Cherries, sour, red, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Cherry
6
:
4
Melon
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Manganese +220%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Potassium - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35% 15% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Manganese +220%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Potassium - 182

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.
Cherry
6
:
4
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.5%
Contains more Choline +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +19%
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 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 4% 6%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.5%
Contains more Choline +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +19%
Equal in Folate - 8

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cherry
3
:
2
Melon
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +85.1%
Contains more Protein +11%
Equal in Water - 91.85
Equal in Other - 0.36
12% 86%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 12.18 g
Water: 86.13 g
Other: 0.39 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 +200%
Contains more Carbs +85.1%
Contains more Protein +11%
Equal in Water - 91.85
Equal in Other - 0.36

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cherry
2
:
1
Melon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +130.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.2%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +130.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cherry Melon Opinion
Net carbs 10.58g 5.68g Cherry
Protein 1g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Cherry
Carbs 12.18g 6.58g Cherry
Calories 50kcal 28kcal Cherry
Fructose 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 8.49g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.6g 0.9g Cherry
Calcium 16mg 11mg Cherry
Iron 0.32mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 9mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 15mg 5mg Cherry
Potassium 173mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 3mg 9mg Cherry
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Cherry
Copper 0.104mg 0.06mg Cherry
Manganese 0.112mg 0.035mg Cherry
Selenium 0µg 0.4µg Melon
Vitamin A 1283IU 0IU Cherry
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 0µg Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.05mg Cherry
Vitamin C 10mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.015mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.031mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.232mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.084mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 8µg 8µg
Choline 6.1mg 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.1µg 2.5µg Melon
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.002g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.039g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry 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
13%
Cherry
11%
Melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cherry
7%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.043g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.