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Clementine vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Clementine and Melon?

  • Clementine is richer in Vitamin C and Vitamin B1, yet Melon is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Clementine's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 30% higher.
  • Clementine has 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Melon. Clementine has 0.086mg of Vitamin B1, while Melon has 0.015mg.
  • Melon contains less Sugars.

We used Clementines, 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
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5
Melon
Contains more Calcium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +142.9%
Contains more Copper +39.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 9% 16% 8% 15% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Calcium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +142.9%
Contains more Copper +39.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Magnesium - 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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5
Melon
Contains more Vitamin C +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +473.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 163% 0% 4% 0% 22% 7% 12% 10% 18% 0% 0% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +473.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
21
Clementine
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Clementine
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 the food
Protein
5%
Clementine
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
12%
Clementine
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Clementine
0%
Melon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Clementine Melon
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Clementine Melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Melon
Melon contains less Sugars (difference - 3.49g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Clementine
Clementine contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Clementine
Clementine is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Clementine Melon Opinion
Calories 47 28 Clementine
Protein 0.85 1.11 Melon
Fats 0.15 0.1 Clementine
Vitamin C 48.8 21.8 Clementine
Carbs 12.02 6.58 Clementine
Cholesterol 0 Clementine
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.14 0.34 Melon
Calcium 30 11 Clementine
Potassium 177 182 Melon
Magnesium 10 11 Melon
Sugars 9.18 5.69 Melon
Fiber 1.7 0.9 Clementine
Copper 0.043 0.06 Melon
Zinc 0.06 0.07 Melon
Starch 0 Clementine
Phosphorus 21 5 Clementine
Sodium 1 9 Clementine
Vitamin A 0 Melon
Vitamin E 0.2 0.05 Clementine
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.015 Clementine
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.031 Melon
Vitamin B3 0.636 0.232 Clementine
Vitamin B5 0.151 0.084 Clementine
Vitamin B6 0.075 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 Melon
Vitamin K 0 2.5 Melon
Folate 24 8 Clementine
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 Clementine
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 Melon
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 1.64 Clementine

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Clementine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168195/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.