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Lemon vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lemon and Melon

  • Lemon has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, while Melon has more Vitamin B6.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 35% more than Melon.
  • Lemon contains 3 times more Fiber than Melon. While Lemon contains 2.8g of Fiber, Melon contains only 0.9g.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lemon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lemons, raw, without peel 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
Lemon
4
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4
Melon
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +220%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +62.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +220%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +62.2%

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
Lemon
6
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4
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.2%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.8%
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 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 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 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.2%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.8%
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.
Lemon Melon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Melon Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 5.68g Lemon
Protein 1.1g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 6.58g Lemon
Calories 29kcal 28kcal Lemon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 5.69g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 0.9g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 11mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.34mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 16mg 5mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 2mg 9mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.07mg Melon
Copper 0.037mg 0.06mg Melon
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 21.8mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.015mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.232mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.084mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 11µg 8µg Lemon
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 0.039g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.002g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.039g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon 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
Lemon
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
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
7%
Lemon
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Lemon
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.