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Kumquat vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Kumquat and Watermelon

  • Kumquat is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, Copper, Calcium and Vitamin B2.
  • Kumquat covers your daily Vitamin C needs 40% more than Watermelon.
  • Kumquat contains 16 times more Fiber than Watermelon. While Kumquat contains 6.5g of Fiber, Watermelon contains only 0.4g.
  • The amount of Sugars in Watermelon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Kumquats, raw and Watermelon, 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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Contains more Iron +258.3%
Contains more Calcium +785.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +258.3%
Contains more Calcium +785.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains less Sodium -90%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +442%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +442%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +141%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Kumquat
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
6
Watermelon

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 the food
Protein
11%
Kumquat
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
8%
Watermelon
Fats
4%
Kumquat
1%
Watermelon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Kumquat Watermelon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Kumquat Watermelon
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 contains less Sugars?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sugars (difference - 3.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Kumquat Watermelon Opinion
Calories 71 30 Kumquat
Protein 1.88 0.61 Kumquat
Fats 0.86 0.15 Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9 8.1 Kumquat
Carbs 15.9 7.55 Kumquat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.24 Kumquat
Calcium 62 7 Kumquat
Potassium 186 112 Kumquat
Magnesium 20 10 Kumquat
Sugars 9.36 6.2 Watermelon
Fiber 6.5 0.4 Kumquat
Copper 0.095 0.042 Kumquat
Zinc 0.17 0.1 Kumquat
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 19 11 Kumquat
Sodium 10 1 Watermelon
Vitamin A 290 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.15 0.05 Kumquat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.033 Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.021 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429 0.178 Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208 0.221 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.036 0.045 Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.1 Watermelon
Folate 17 3 Kumquat
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.103 0.016 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.037 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.05 Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.007 Watermelon
Threonine 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 Watermelon
Histidine 0.006 Watermelon
Fructose 3.36 Watermelon

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 of 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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.