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Durian vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Durian and Melon

  • Melon has less Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Potassium, Folate, and Vitamin B3.
  • Durian covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 30% more than Melon.
  • Melon contains 9 times less Manganese than Durian. Durian contains 0.325mg of Manganese, while Melon contains 0.035mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Durian, raw or frozen 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
Durian
7
:
1
Melon
Contains more Iron +26.5%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +680%
Contains more Potassium +139.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +245%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 17% 22% 17% 39% 1% 8% 69%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Iron +26.5%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +680%
Contains more Potassium +139.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +245%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%

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
Durian
7
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4
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2393.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +362.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.9%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 66% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 27% 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% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2393.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +362.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.9%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Durian Melon Opinion
Net carbs 23.29g 5.68g Durian
Protein 1.47g 1.11g Durian
Fats 5.33g 0.1g Durian
Carbs 27.09g 6.58g Durian
Calories 147kcal 28kcal Durian
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 5.69g Durian
Fiber 3.8g 0.9g Durian
Calcium 6mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0.43mg 0.34mg Durian
Magnesium 30mg 11mg Durian
Phosphorus 39mg 5mg Durian
Potassium 436mg 182mg Durian
Sodium 2mg 9mg Durian
Zinc 0.28mg 0.07mg Durian
Copper 0.207mg 0.06mg Durian
Vitamin A 44IU 0IU Durian
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Melon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Melon
Vitamin C 19.7mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.374mg 0.015mg Durian
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0.031mg Durian
Vitamin B3 1.074mg 0.232mg Durian
Vitamin B5 0.23mg 0.084mg Durian
Vitamin B6 0.316mg 0.163mg Durian
Folate 36µg 8µg Durian
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.025g Durian
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.002g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.039g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Durian 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
28
Durian
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
21
Durian
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
9%
Durian
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
27%
Durian
7%
Melon
Fats
25%
Durian
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Durian
Durian is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Durian
Durian contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Durian
Durian is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.