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Dried fruit vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Dried fruit and Melon

  • Dried fruit has more Copper, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin E , Fiber, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Manganese, however Melon is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Dried fruit covers your daily Copper needs 31% more than Melon.
  • Melon contains 87 times less Vitamin E than Dried fruit. Dried fruit contains 4.33mg of Vitamin E , while Melon contains 0.05mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Apricots, dried, sulfured, uncooked 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 Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +682.4%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1320%
Contains more Potassium +538.5%
Contains more Zinc +457.1%
Contains more Copper +471.7%
Equal in Sodium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 100% 23% 31% 103% 2% 11% 115%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +682.4%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1320%
Contains more Potassium +538.5%
Contains more Zinc +457.1%
Contains more Copper +471.7%
Equal in Sodium - 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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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +8560%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1015.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +514.3%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +24%
Contains more Vitamin C +2080%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.015
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 217% 87% 0% 4% 4% 18% 49% 31% 33% 8% 0% 8%
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 +8560%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1015.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +514.3%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +24%
Contains more Vitamin C +2080%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.015

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dried fruit Melon Opinion
Net carbs 55.34g 5.68g Dried fruit
Protein 3.39g 1.11g Dried fruit
Fats 0.51g 0.1g Dried fruit
Carbs 62.64g 6.58g Dried fruit
Calories 241kcal 28kcal Dried fruit
Starch 0.35g g Dried fruit
Fructose 12.47g g Dried fruit
Sugar 53.44g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 7.3g 0.9g Dried fruit
Calcium 55mg 11mg Dried fruit
Iron 2.66mg 0.34mg Dried fruit
Magnesium 32mg 11mg Dried fruit
Phosphorus 71mg 5mg Dried fruit
Potassium 1162mg 182mg Dried fruit
Sodium 10mg 9mg Melon
Zinc 0.39mg 0.07mg Dried fruit
Copper 0.343mg 0.06mg Dried fruit
Vitamin A 3604IU 0IU Dried fruit
Vitamin E 4.33mg 0.05mg Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.015mg
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.031mg Dried fruit
Vitamin B3 2.589mg 0.232mg Dried fruit
Vitamin B5 0.516mg 0.084mg Dried fruit
Vitamin B6 0.143mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 10µg 8µg Dried fruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.1µg 2.5µg Dried fruit
Tryptophan 0.016mg mg Dried fruit
Threonine 0.073mg mg Dried fruit
Isoleucine 0.063mg mg Dried fruit
Leucine 0.105mg mg Dried fruit
Lysine 0.083mg mg Dried fruit
Methionine 0.015mg mg Dried fruit
Phenylalanine 0.062mg mg Dried fruit
Valine 0.078mg mg Dried fruit
Histidine 0.047mg mg Dried fruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.025g Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.074g 0.002g Dried fruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074g 0.039g Dried fruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Dried fruit 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
38
Dried fruit
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
50
Dried fruit
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
20%
Dried fruit
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
63%
Dried fruit
7%
Melon
Fats
2%
Dried fruit
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 47.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Melon
Melon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit 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. Dried fruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173941/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.