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Currant vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Currant and Watermelon

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin K, Copper and Manganese in Currant is higher than in Watermelon.
  • Currant covers your daily Vitamin C needs 37% more than Watermelon.
  • Watermelon has 110 times less Vitamin K than Currant. Currant has 11µg of Vitamin K, while Watermelon has 0.1µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Currants, red and white, 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 +316.7%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +145.5%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +316.7%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +145.5%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
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 C +406.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +10900%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +245.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 137% 3% 2% 0% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 0% 28% 6%
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 +406.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +10900%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +245.3%

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
18
Currant
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
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
8%
Currant
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
8%
Watermelon
Fats
1%
Currant
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.
Currant 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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is better in case of low diet
Currant 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 - 1.17g)
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 is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Currant
Currant 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 Currant Watermelon Opinion
Calories 56 30 Currant
Protein 1.4 0.61 Currant
Fats 0.2 0.15 Currant
Vitamin C 41 8.1 Currant
Carbs 13.8 7.55 Currant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1 0.24 Currant
Calcium 33 7 Currant
Potassium 275 112 Currant
Magnesium 13 10 Currant
Sugars 7.37 6.2 Watermelon
Fiber 4.3 0.4 Currant
Copper 0.107 0.042 Currant
Zinc 0.23 0.1 Currant
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 44 11 Currant
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 42 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.1 0.05 Currant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.033 Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.021 Currant
Vitamin B3 0.1 0.178 Watermelon
Vitamin B5 0.064 0.221 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.07 0.045 Currant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 11 0.1 Currant
Folate 8 3 Currant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.016 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 0.037 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088 0.05 Currant
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 3.53 3.36 Currant

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.