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Longan vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Longan and Watermelon different?

  • Longan is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan covers your daily need of Vitamin C 84% more than Watermelon.
  • Longan contains 7 times more Vitamin B2 than Watermelon. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Watermelon contains 0.021mg.

Longans, raw and Watermelon, raw types were used 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
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +937%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033
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 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +937%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033

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 Watermelon
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 Watermelon Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 7.15g Longan
Protein 1.31g 0.61g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.15g Watermelon
Carbs 15.14g 7.55g Longan
Calories 60kcal 30kcal Longan
Starch g 0g Watermelon
Fructose g 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar g 6.2g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 0.4g Longan
Calcium 1mg 7mg Watermelon
Iron 0.13mg 0.24mg Watermelon
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 21mg 11mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 112mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 1mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.1mg Watermelon
Copper 0.169mg 0.042mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 569IU Watermelon
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Watermelon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Watermelon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Watermelon
Vitamin C 84mg 8.1mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.033mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.021mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.178mg Longan
Vitamin B5 mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 mg 0.045mg Watermelon
Folate µg 3µg Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Watermelon
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.034mg 0.027mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.019mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg 0.018mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.013mg 0.006mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.015mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg 0.016mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.006mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.016g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.05g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Watermelon
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
27
Longan
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
6
Watermelon

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
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
8%
Watermelon
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
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

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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.