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Grapefruit vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Grapefruit and Melon

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, however Melon is higher in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Melon contains 2 times less Fiber than Grapefruit. Grapefruit contains 1.6g of Fiber, while Melon contains 0.9g.

Food varieties used in this article are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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 +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +260%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +260%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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 +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.9%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 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 E +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.9%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031

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.
Grapefruit Melon
Rich in minerals 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
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Melon Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 5.68g Grapefruit
Protein 0.77g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.14g 0.1g Grapefruit
Carbs 10.66g 6.58g Grapefruit
Calories 42kcal 28kcal Grapefruit
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.6g 0.9g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 11mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 9mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 18mg 5mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 0mg 9mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.032mg 0.06mg Melon
Vitamin A 1150IU 0IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.05mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 21.8mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.031mg
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.232mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.084mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 13µg 8µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.025g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.002g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.039g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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
20
Grapefruit
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
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
5%
Grapefruit
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.