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Jackfruit vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jackfruit and Melon?

  • Jackfruit is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B1, yet Melon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Jackfruit's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 13% more.
  • Jackfruit has 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Melon. While Jackfruit has 0.105mg of Vitamin B1, Melon has only 0.015mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

We used Jackfruit, raw and Melons, casaba, raw types in this article.

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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 +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +146.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Contains more Iron +47.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 9% 21% 9% 40% 1% 4% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +146.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Contains more Iron +47.8%

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 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +59.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 7% 0% 46% 27% 13% 18% 15% 76% 18% 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 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +59.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jackfruit Melon Opinion
Net carbs 21.75g 5.68g Jackfruit
Protein 1.72g 1.11g Jackfruit
Fats 0.64g 0.1g Jackfruit
Carbs 23.25g 6.58g Jackfruit
Calories 95kcal 28kcal Jackfruit
Starch 1.47g g Jackfruit
Fructose 9.19g g Jackfruit
Sugar 19.08g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.5g 0.9g Jackfruit
Calcium 24mg 11mg Jackfruit
Iron 0.23mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 29mg 11mg Jackfruit
Phosphorus 21mg 5mg Jackfruit
Potassium 448mg 182mg Jackfruit
Sodium 2mg 9mg Jackfruit
Zinc 0.13mg 0.07mg Jackfruit
Copper 0.076mg 0.06mg Jackfruit
Vitamin A 110IU 0IU Jackfruit
Vitamin E 0.34mg 0.05mg Jackfruit
Vitamin D IU 0IU Melon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Melon
Vitamin C 13.7mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.105mg 0.015mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.031mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B3 0.92mg 0.232mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B5 0.235mg 0.084mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.163mg Jackfruit
Folate 24µg 8µg Jackfruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.034mg mg Jackfruit
Threonine 0.086mg mg Jackfruit
Isoleucine 0.069mg mg Jackfruit
Leucine 0.103mg mg Jackfruit
Lysine 0.069mg mg Jackfruit
Methionine 0.034mg mg Jackfruit
Phenylalanine 0.052mg mg Jackfruit
Valine 0.086mg mg Jackfruit
Histidine 0.034mg mg Jackfruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.195g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.002g Jackfruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.039g Jackfruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jackfruit 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
19
Jackfruit
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
14
Jackfruit
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
10%
Jackfruit
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
23%
Jackfruit
7%
Melon
Fats
3%
Jackfruit
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 13.39g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Jackfruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174687/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.