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Fruit salad vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fruit salad and Melon?

  • Fruit salad is richer in Manganese, yet Melon is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 21% higher.
  • Fruit salad has 4 times more Manganese than Melon. Fruit salad has 0.151mg of Manganese, while Melon has 0.035mg.

We used Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids and Melons, casaba, 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 Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Copper +20%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 6% 6% 11% 1% 4% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Copper +20%
Equal in Calcium - 11

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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8
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +560.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +503.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 36% 0% 0% 11% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 3% 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 B3 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +560.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +503.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fruit salad Melon Opinion
Net carbs 12.05g 5.68g Fruit salad
Protein 0.51g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.03g 0.1g Melon
Carbs 13.05g 6.58g Fruit salad
Calories 50kcal 28kcal Fruit salad
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 5.69g Fruit salad
Fiber 1g 0.9g Fruit salad
Calcium 11mg 11mg
Iron 0.25mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 8mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 14mg 5mg Fruit salad
Potassium 116mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 5mg 9mg Fruit salad
Zinc 0.14mg 0.07mg Fruit salad
Copper 0.05mg 0.06mg Melon
Vitamin A 600IU 0IU Fruit salad
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.3mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.015mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.014mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.356mg 0.232mg Fruit salad
Vitamin B5 0.053mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.027mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 3µg 8µg Melon
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 0.004g 0.025g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.002g Fruit salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011g 0.039g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fruit salad 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
6
Fruit salad
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Fruit salad
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
3%
Fruit salad
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
13%
Fruit salad
7%
Melon
Fats
0%
Fruit salad
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.