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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
:
4
Melon
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
8%
Longan
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
7%
Melon
Fats
0%
Longan
0%
Melon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Longan Melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (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 - 62)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Longan Melon Opinion
Calories 60 28 Longan
Protein 1.31 1.11 Longan
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 84 21.8 Longan
Carbs 15.14 6.58 Longan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Melon
Iron 0.13 0.34 Melon
Calcium 1 11 Melon
Potassium 266 182 Longan
Magnesium 10 11 Melon
Sugars 5.69 Longan
Fiber 1.1 0.9 Longan
Copper 0.169 0.06 Longan
Zinc 0.05 0.07 Melon
Starch
Phosphorus 21 5 Longan
Sodium 0 9 Longan
Vitamin A 0 Melon
Vitamin E 0.05 Melon
Vitamin D 0 Melon
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.015 Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14 0.031 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3 0.232 Longan
Vitamin B5 0.084 Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Melon
Folate 8 Melon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 Melon
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.046 Longan
Methionine 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.012 Longan
Fructose

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 of 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.