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Common plum vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Common plum and Watermelon

  • Common plum is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin K.
  • Common plum contains 4 times more Fiber than Watermelon. While Common 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 2% 14% 5% 19% 3% 7% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
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" 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 C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 32% 21% 6% 0% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 0% 16% 4%
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 C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%

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.
Common 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 Common plum Watermelon Opinion
Calories 46kcal 30kcal Common plum
Protein 0.7g 0.61g Common plum
Fats 0.28g 0.15g Common plum
Vitamin C 9.5mg 8.1mg Common plum
Net carbs 10.02g 7.15g Common plum
Carbs 11.42g 7.55g Common plum
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.17mg 0.24mg Watermelon
Calcium 6mg 7mg Watermelon
Potassium 157mg 112mg Common plum
Magnesium 7mg 10mg Watermelon
Sugar 9.92g 6.2g Watermelon
Fiber 1.4g 0.4g Common plum
Copper 0.057mg 0.042mg Common plum
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 16mg 11mg Common plum
Sodium 0mg 1mg Common plum
Vitamin A 345IU 569IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.05mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.033mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.021mg Common plum
Vitamin B3 0.417mg 0.178mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.045mg Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 6.4µg 0.1µg Common plum
Folate 5µg 3µg Common plum
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.016g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.037g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.05g Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.007mg Common 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 Common plum
Phenylalanine 0.014mg 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg 0.016mg
Histidine 0.009mg 0.006mg Common plum
Fructose 3.07g 3.36g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Common plum Watermelon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Common plum
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Common plum
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 food.
Protein
4%
Common plum
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
11%
Common plum
8%
Watermelon
Fats
1%
Common plum
1%
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?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Common plum
Common 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

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. Common 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.