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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lemon
4
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5
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%
Contains more Manganese +16.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13% 4% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
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%
Contains more Manganese +16.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.4

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lemon
6
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5
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 Choline +49%
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 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 3% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 5% 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 Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
2
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3
Melon
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +41.6%
Contains more Other +20%
Equal in Protein - 1.11
Equal in Water - 91.85
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +41.6%
Contains more Other +20%
Equal in Protein - 1.11
Equal in Water - 91.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
2
:
1
Melon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +450%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +128.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.9%
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +450%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +128.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lemon Melon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
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
Manganese 0.03mg 0.035mg Melon
Selenium 0.4µg 0.4µg
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Lemon
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
Choline 5.1mg 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 0µg 2.5µg Melon
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?

ok
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Lemon
11%
Melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
7%
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 richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.