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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 Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +20%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
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 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 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

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Fruit salad Melon
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fruit salad Melon Opinion
Calories 50 28 Fruit salad
Protein 0.51 1.11 Melon
Fats 0.03 0.1 Melon
Vitamin C 3.3 21.8 Melon
Carbs 13.05 6.58 Fruit salad
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.34 Melon
Calcium 11 11
Potassium 116 182 Melon
Magnesium 8 11 Melon
Sugar 5.69 Fruit salad
Fiber 1 0.9 Fruit salad
Copper 0.05 0.06 Melon
Zinc 0.14 0.07 Fruit salad
Starch
Phosphorus 14 5 Fruit salad
Sodium 5 9 Fruit salad
Vitamin A 600 0 Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.05 Melon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.015 Melon
Vitamin B2 0.014 0.031 Melon
Vitamin B3 0.356 0.232 Fruit salad
Vitamin B5 0.053 0.084 Melon
Vitamin B6 0.027 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Melon
Folate 3 8 Melon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.004 0.025 Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.002 Fruit salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011 0.039 Melon
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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.