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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
3
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4
Melon
Contains more Phosphorus +520%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +146.7%
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 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Phosphorus +520%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +146.7%
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" chart 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 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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
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 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%

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.
Lychee Melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
Starch g g
Fructose g g
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
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.05mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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 mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 14µg 8µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.041mg mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
25
Lychee
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
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
5%
Lychee
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
7%
Melon
Fats
2%
Lychee
0%
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 is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. 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.