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Cranberry vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cranberry and Watermelon?

  • Watermelon has less Vitamin C than Cranberry.
  • Cranberry's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 14% higher.

We used Cranberry, low bush or lingenberry, raw (Alaska Native) and Watermelon, 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
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%

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 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +532.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 6% 0% 0% 5% 19% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +532.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%

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
Cranberry
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
4
Cranberry
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
2%
Cranberry
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
12%
Cranberry
8%
Watermelon
Fats
2%
Cranberry
1%
Watermelon

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.
Cranberry Watermelon
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cranberry 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 is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Cranberry
Cranberry is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cranberry Watermelon Opinion
Calories 55 30 Cranberry
Protein 0.4 0.61 Watermelon
Fats 0.5 0.15 Cranberry
Vitamin C 21 8.1 Cranberry
Carbs 12.2 7.55 Cranberry
Cholesterol 0 Cranberry
Vitamin D 0 Watermelon
Iron 0.4 0.24 Cranberry
Calcium 26 7 Cranberry
Potassium 112 Watermelon
Magnesium 10 Watermelon
Sugar 6.2 Cranberry
Fiber 0.4 Watermelon
Copper 0.042 Watermelon
Zinc 0.1 Watermelon
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 21 11 Cranberry
Sodium 1 Cranberry
Vitamin A 90 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 Watermelon
Vitamin D 0 Watermelon
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.033 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.021 Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.178 Cranberry
Vitamin B5 0.221 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0 Watermelon
Vitamin K 0.1 Watermelon
Folate 3 Watermelon
Trans Fat 0 Cranberry
Saturated Fat 0.016 Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007 Watermelon
Threonine 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 Watermelon
Histidine 0.006 Watermelon
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cranberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169805/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.