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Lychee vs. Melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lychee and Melon?

  • Lychee is richer than Melon in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 55% more.
  • Lychee has 6 times more Phosphorus than Melon. While Lychee has 31mg of Phosphorus, Melon has only 5mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

We used Litchis, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lychee
5
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4
Melon
Contains more Phosphorus +520%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +146.7%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50% 8% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Contains more Phosphorus +520%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +146.7%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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.
Lychee
5
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5
Melon
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +228%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +525%
Equal in Choline - 7.6
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% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 4% 1%
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 E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +228%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +525%
Equal in Choline - 7.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
3
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2
Melon
Contains more Fats +340%
Contains more Carbs +151.2%
Contains more Other +22.2%
Contains more Protein +33.7%
Contains more Water +12.3%
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 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 +340%
Contains more Carbs +151.2%
Contains more Other +22.2%
Contains more Protein +33.7%
Contains more Water +12.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
2
:
1
Melon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +238.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.7%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +238.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lychee Melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Melon Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 5.68g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.44g 0.1g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 6.58g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 28kcal Lychee
Sugar 15.23g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.3g 0.9g Lychee
Calcium 5mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0.31mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 10mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 31mg 5mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 1mg 9mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.148mg 0.06mg Lychee
Manganese 0.055mg 0.035mg Lychee
Selenium 0.6µg 0.4µg Lychee
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.05mg Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5mg 21.8mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.015mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.031mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.232mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 14µg 8µg Lychee
Choline 7.1mg 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 0.4µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.007mg Lychee
Lysine 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg Lychee
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.002g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.039g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee 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
24%
Lychee
11%
Melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Lychee
7%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.074g)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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

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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.