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Drumstick tree vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Drumstick tree and Winter melon

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Folate, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, and Vitamin B6 in Drumstick tree is higher than in Winter melon.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily need of Vitamin C 142% more than Winter melon.
  • Drumstick tree contains 77 times more Potassium than Winter melon. While Drumstick tree contains 461mg of Potassium, Winter melon contains only 6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Drumstick pods, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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 +57.9%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.2%
Contains more Potassium +7583.3%
Contains less Sodium -62.2%
Contains more Copper +265.2%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +35.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.2%
Contains more Potassium +7583.3%
Contains less Sodium -62.2%
Contains more Copper +265.2%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +35.6%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +984.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +497%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +984.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +497%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.6%

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.
Drumstick tree Winter melon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Winter melon Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 0.1g Drumstick tree
Protein 2.1g 0.4g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 8.53g 3g Drumstick tree
Calories 37kcal 13kcal Drumstick tree
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 3.2g 2.9g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 19mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.36mg 0.4mg Winter melon
Magnesium 45mg 10mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 19mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 461mg 6mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 111mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.45mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Copper 0.084mg 0.023mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin A 74IU 0IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 13mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.04mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.4mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.133mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.035mg Drumstick tree
Folate 44µg 5µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Winter melon
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.009mg Winter melon
Methionine mg 0.003mg Winter melon
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.037g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.087g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Winter melon
Low Fats diet Equal
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
52
Drumstick tree
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
9
Winter 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
13%
Drumstick tree
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/nutrients
  2. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.