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Mandarin orange vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mandarin orange and Watermelon

  • Mandarin orange is richer than Watermelon in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Mandarin orange is 21% higher.
  • Mandarin orange contains 5 times more Calcium than Watermelon. Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, while Watermelon contains 7mg.
  • Watermelon contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Watermelon, 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 +428.6%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Copper - 0.042
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Calcium +428.6%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Copper - 0.042

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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Contains more Vitamin C +229.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.3%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
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 +229.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.3%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221

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 Watermelon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Watermelon Opinion
Calories 53kcal 30kcal Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 0.61g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.15g Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7mg 8.1mg Mandarin orange
Net carbs 11.54g 7.15g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 7.55g Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.15mg 0.24mg Watermelon
Calcium 37mg 7mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 112mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g 6.2g Watermelon
Fiber 1.8g 0.4g Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042mg 0.042mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Watermelon
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 20mg 11mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 1mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 681IU 569IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.05mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.033mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.178mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.045mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Watermelon
Folate 16µg 3µg Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.016g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.037g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.05g Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.016mg 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.028mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.002mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.015mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg 0.006mg Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g 3.36g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Watermelon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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
5%
Mandarin orange
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
8%
Watermelon
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. 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.