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Kumquat vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Kumquat and Melon

  • Kumquat has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, and Calcium, however Melon has more Vitamin B6.
  • Kumquat's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 25% more.
  • Kumquat has 7 times more Fiber than Melon. Kumquat has 6.5g of Fiber, while Melon has 0.9g.
  • Melon is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Kumquats, raw 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
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1
Melon
Contains more Calcium +463.6%
Contains more Iron +152.9%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +280%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +58.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Sodium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +463.6%
Contains more Iron +152.9%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +280%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +58.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Sodium - 9

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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.6%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.6%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kumquat Melon Opinion
Net carbs 9.4g 5.68g Kumquat
Protein 1.88g 1.11g Kumquat
Fats 0.86g 0.1g Kumquat
Carbs 15.9g 6.58g Kumquat
Calories 71kcal 28kcal Kumquat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.36g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 6.5g 0.9g Kumquat
Calcium 62mg 11mg Kumquat
Iron 0.86mg 0.34mg Kumquat
Magnesium 20mg 11mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 19mg 5mg Kumquat
Potassium 186mg 182mg Kumquat
Sodium 10mg 9mg Melon
Zinc 0.17mg 0.07mg Kumquat
Copper 0.095mg 0.06mg Kumquat
Vitamin A 290IU 0IU Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Kumquat
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 43.9mg 21.8mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.015mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.031mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429mg 0.232mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208mg 0.084mg Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 17µg 8µg Kumquat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 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 0.103g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.002g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.039g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kumquat 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
Kumquat
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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
11%
Kumquat
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
7%
Melon
Fats
4%
Kumquat
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.67g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Melon
Melon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kumquat
Kumquat 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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.