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Longan vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Longan and Melon

  • Melon has less Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan covers your daily Vitamin C needs 69% more than Melon.
  • Melon contains 5 times less Vitamin B2 than Longan. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Melon contains 0.031mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Longans, raw 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
Longan
4
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4
Melon
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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
Longan
4
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7
Melon
Contains more Vitamin C +285.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 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 C +285.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.3%

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.
Longan Melon
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Longan Melon Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 5.68g Longan
Protein 1.31g 1.11g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 15.14g 6.58g Longan
Calories 60kcal 28kcal Longan
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 5.69g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 0.9g Longan
Calcium 1mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0.13mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 10mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 21mg 5mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 182mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 9mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.07mg Melon
Copper 0.169mg 0.06mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 0IU Melon
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Melon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Melon
Vitamin C 84mg 21.8mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.015mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.031mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.232mg Longan
Vitamin B5 mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate µg 8µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.034mg mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.025g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.002g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.039g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Melon
Low Fats diet Equal
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
27
Longan
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
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
8%
Longan
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
7%
Melon
Fats
0%
Longan
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.