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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Longan
5
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5
Melon
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Contains more Manganese +48.6%
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 Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57% 7% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Contains more Manganese +48.6%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Longan
4
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8
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 5% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Longan
3
:
1
Melon
Contains more Protein +18%
Contains more Carbs +130.1%
Contains more Other +94.4%
Contains more Water +11%
Equal in Fats - 0.1
15% 83%
Protein: 1.31 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.14 g
Water: 82.75 g
Other: 0.7 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 Protein +18%
Contains more Carbs +130.1%
Contains more Other +94.4%
Contains more Water +11%
Equal in Fats - 0.1

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Longan Melon
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins 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

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
Sugar 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
Manganese 0.052mg 0.035mg Longan
Selenium 0.4µg Melon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 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 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg Melon
Folate 8µg Melon
Choline 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg Melon
Threonine 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg Longan
Saturated Fat 0.025g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
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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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
25%
Longan
11%
Melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Longan
7%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. 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.