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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.
  • Cherry has 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Melon. Cherry has 64µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Melon has 0µg.
  • 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Cherry
5
:
3
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 Magnesium +22.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Potassium - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
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 Magnesium +22.2%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Cherry
6
:
3
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 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 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
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 +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 Vitamin K +19%
Equal in Folate - 8

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.
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
Starch g g
Fructose 3.51g g 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
Vitamin A 1283IU 0IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.05mg Cherry
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
14
Cherry
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cherry
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
6%
Cherry
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
12%
Cherry
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Cherry
0%
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

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. 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.