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Mandarin orange vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mandarin orange and Melon

  • Mandarin orange has more Vitamin C, while Melon has more Vitamin B6.
  • Melon contains 3 times less Calcium than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, while Melon contains 11mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +126.7%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +126.7%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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
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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Mandarin orange Melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Melon Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 5.68g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.31g 0.1g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 6.58g Mandarin orange
Calories 53kcal 28kcal Mandarin orange
Starch 0g g Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.8g 0.9g Mandarin orange
Calcium 37mg 11mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 12mg 11mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 5mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 2mg 9mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.042mg 0.06mg Melon
Vitamin A 681IU 0IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.05mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 21.8mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.015mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.031mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.232mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.084mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 16µg 8µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.002g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.039g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Melon
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
17
Mandarin orange
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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
5%
Mandarin orange
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.