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Plum vs. Watermelon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Plum and Watermelon

  • Plum is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin K.
  • Plum contains 4 times more Fiber than Watermelon. While Plum contains 1.4g of Fiber, Watermelon contains only 0.4g.
  • The amount of Sugar in Watermelon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Plums, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Manganese +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19% 7% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14% 5% 3%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Manganese +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
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.
Plum
6
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Contains more Vitamin E +420%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Contains more Choline +115.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 2% 16%
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 E +420%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Contains more Choline +115.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14.8%
Contains more Fats +86.7%
Contains more Carbs +51.3%
Contains more Other +54.2%
Equal in Water - 91.45
11% 87%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 11.42 g
Water: 87.23 g
Other: 0.37 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 +14.8%
Contains more Fats +86.7%
Contains more Carbs +51.3%
Contains more Other +54.2%
Equal in Water - 91.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +262.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.016
9% 69% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
16% 36% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +262.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.016

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +29.8%
Contains more Glucose +220.9%
Contains more Maltose +33.3%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Equal in Fructose - 3.36
16% 51% 31%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 1.57 g
Glucose: 5.07 g
Fructose: 3.07 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.08 g
Galactose: 0.14 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 Sucrose +29.8%
Contains more Glucose +220.9%
Contains more Maltose +33.3%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
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.
Plum Watermelon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Plum Watermelon Opinion
Net carbs 10.02g 7.15g Plum
Protein 0.7g 0.61g Plum
Fats 0.28g 0.15g Plum
Carbs 11.42g 7.55g Plum
Calories 46kcal 30kcal Plum
Fructose 3.07g 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar 9.92g 6.2g Watermelon
Fiber 1.4g 0.4g Plum
Calcium 6mg 7mg Watermelon
Iron 0.17mg 0.24mg Watermelon
Magnesium 7mg 10mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 16mg 11mg Plum
Potassium 157mg 112mg Plum
Sodium 0mg 1mg Plum
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.057mg 0.042mg Plum
Manganese 0.052mg 0.038mg Plum
Selenium 0µg 0.4µg Watermelon
Vitamin A 345IU 569IU Watermelon
Vitamin A RAE 17µg 28µg Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.05mg Plum
Vitamin C 9.5mg 8.1mg Plum
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.033mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.021mg Plum
Vitamin B3 0.417mg 0.178mg Plum
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.045mg Watermelon
Folate 5µg 3µg Plum
Choline 1.9mg 4.1mg Watermelon
Vitamin K 6.4µg 0.1µg Plum
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.007mg Plum
Threonine 0.01mg 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.015mg 0.018mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.016mg 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.008mg 0.006mg Plum
Phenylalanine 0.014mg 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg 0.016mg
Histidine 0.009mg 0.006mg Plum
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.016g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.037g Plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.05g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Plum 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
9%
Plum
8%
Watermelon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Plum
6%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.72g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Plum
Plum contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Plum
Plum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.