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Common fig vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Common fig and Watermelon

  • Common fig is higher in Fiber and Vitamin B6, yet Watermelon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Common fig contains 5 times more Calcium than Watermelon. While Common fig contains 35mg of Calcium, Watermelon contains only 7mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Watermelon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Figs, raw and Watermelon, 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
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Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 11% 21% 13% 24% 5% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1

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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Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +305%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 9% 3% 0% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 0% 12% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +305%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.7%

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
9
Common fig
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
11
Common fig
6
Watermelon

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%
Common fig
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
19%
Common fig
8%
Watermelon
Fats
1%
Common fig
1%
Watermelon

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.
Common fig Watermelon
Lower in Sugars 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
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Common fig Watermelon
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 contains less Sugars?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sugars (difference - 10.06g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Common fig
Common fig is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common fig
Common fig 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 contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)

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 Common fig Watermelon Opinion
Calories 74 30 Common fig
Protein 0.75 0.61 Common fig
Fats 0.3 0.15 Common fig
Vitamin C 2 8.1 Watermelon
Carbs 19.18 7.55 Common fig
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.24 Common fig
Calcium 35 7 Common fig
Potassium 232 112 Common fig
Magnesium 17 10 Common fig
Sugars 16.26 6.2 Watermelon
Fiber 2.9 0.4 Common fig
Copper 0.07 0.042 Common fig
Zinc 0.15 0.1 Common fig
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 14 11 Common fig
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 142 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.11 0.05 Common fig
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.033 Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.021 Common fig
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.178 Common fig
Vitamin B5 0.3 0.221 Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.045 Common fig
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.7 0.1 Common fig
Folate 6 3 Common fig
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.06 0.016 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066 0.037 Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144 0.05 Common fig
Tryptophan 0.006 0.007 Watermelon
Threonine 0.024 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.023 0.019 Common fig
Leucine 0.033 0.018 Common fig
Lysine 0.03 0.062 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 0.006
Phenylalanine 0.018 0.015 Common fig
Valine 0.028 0.016 Common fig
Histidine 0.011 0.006 Common fig
Fructose 3.36 Watermelon

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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.