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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 Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Calcium +600%
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
3
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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 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 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +937%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033

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 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

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Longan Watermelon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.