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Cooking plantain vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cooking plantain and Melon

  • Cooking plantain has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, and Fiber, however Melon is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Melon has 7 times less Phosphorus than Cooking plantain. Cooking plantain has 34mg of Phosphorus, while Melon has 5mg.
  • Melon contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Plantains, raw and Melons, casaba, 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 Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +580%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +35%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 23% 27% 15% 45% 1% 4% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +580%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +35%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%

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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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.4%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +257.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 68% 3% 0% 62% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 17% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.4%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +257.1%

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.
Cooking plantain Melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cooking plantain Melon Opinion
Net carbs 29.59g 5.68g Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3g 1.11g Cooking plantain
Fats 0.37g 0.1g Cooking plantain
Carbs 31.89g 6.58g Cooking plantain
Calories 122kcal 28kcal Cooking plantain
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 2.3g 0.9g Cooking plantain
Calcium 3mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0.6mg 0.34mg Cooking plantain
Magnesium 37mg 11mg Cooking plantain
Phosphorus 34mg 5mg Cooking plantain
Potassium 499mg 182mg Cooking plantain
Sodium 4mg 9mg Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.14mg 0.07mg Cooking plantain
Copper 0.081mg 0.06mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin A 1127IU 0IU Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.05mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.4mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.015mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054mg 0.031mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.686mg 0.232mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.084mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299mg 0.163mg Cooking plantain
Folate 22µg 8µg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.015mg mg Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034mg mg Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036mg mg Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059mg mg Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06mg mg Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.017mg mg Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044mg mg Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046mg mg Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064mg mg Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.143g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.002g Cooking plantain
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069g 0.039g Cooking plantain

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cooking plantain Melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
23
Cooking plantain
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
17
Cooking plantain
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 food.
Protein
8%
Cooking plantain
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
7%
Melon
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.31g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.118g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.