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Cherry vs. Watermelon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cherry and Watermelon different?

  • Cherry has more Copper than Watermelon.
  • Cherry contains 4 times more Fiber than Watermelon. While Cherry contains 1.6g of Fiber, Watermelon contains only 0.4g.
  • Watermelon has less Sugar.

Cherries, sour, red, raw and Watermelon, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +147.6%
Contains more Manganese +194.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
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 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14% 5% 3%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +147.6%
Contains more Manganese +194.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Choline +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.045
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 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 3% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Choline +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.045

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +63.9%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +61.3%
Contains more Other +62.5%
Equal in Water - 91.45
12% 86%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 12.18 g
Water: 86.13 g
Other: 0.39 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.61 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.45 g
Other: 0.24 g
Contains more Protein +63.9%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +61.3%
Contains more Other +62.5%
Equal in Water - 91.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +121.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.5%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
16% 36% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +121.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.5%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +164.6%
Contains more Sucrose +51.3%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Fructose - 3.36
9% 49% 41%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.8 g
Glucose: 4.18 g
Fructose: 3.51 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
19% 25% 54%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 1.21 g
Glucose: 1.58 g
Fructose: 3.36 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.06 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +164.6%
Contains more Sucrose +51.3%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Fructose - 3.36

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cherry Watermelon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Cherry Watermelon Opinion
Net carbs 10.58g 7.15g Cherry
Protein 1g 0.61g Cherry
Fats 0.3g 0.15g Cherry
Carbs 12.18g 7.55g Cherry
Calories 50kcal 30kcal Cherry
Fructose 3.51g 3.36g Cherry
Sugar 8.49g 6.2g Watermelon
Fiber 1.6g 0.4g Cherry
Calcium 16mg 7mg Cherry
Iron 0.32mg 0.24mg Cherry
Magnesium 9mg 10mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 15mg 11mg Cherry
Potassium 173mg 112mg Cherry
Sodium 3mg 1mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.104mg 0.042mg Cherry
Manganese 0.112mg 0.038mg Cherry
Selenium 0µg 0.4µg Watermelon
Vitamin A 1283IU 569IU Cherry
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 28µg Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.05mg Cherry
Vitamin C 10mg 8.1mg Cherry
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.033mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.021mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.178mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.045mg Watermelon
Folate 8µg 3µg Cherry
Choline 6.1mg 4.1mg Cherry
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg Watermelon
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.016g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.037g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.05g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry Watermelon
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
8%
Watermelon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cherry
6%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/nutrients
  2. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.