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Melon vs. Acerola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Melon and Acerola

  • Melon has more Vitamin B6, however, Acerola has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Acerola is 1840% higher.
  • Acerola has 18 times less Vitamin B6 than Melon. Melon has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Acerola has 0.009mg.

Food types used in this article are Melons, casaba, raw and Acerola, (west indian cherry), 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.
Melon
3
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Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 13% 5% 13% 1% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Calcium - 12

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.
Melon
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1711.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +7595.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +267.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 47% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 8% 19% 3% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1711.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +7595.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +267.9%
Contains more Folate +75%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Melon
3
:
Contains more Protein +177.5%
Contains more Other +80%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +16.9%
Equal in Water - 91.41
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.69 g
Water: 91.41 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +177.5%
Contains more Other +80%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +16.9%
Equal in Water - 91.41

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Melon
1
:
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +130.8%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +130.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Melon Acerola
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Acerola Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 6.59g Acerola
Protein 1.11g 0.4g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Acerola
Carbs 6.58g 7.69g Acerola
Calories 28kcal 32kcal Acerola
Sugar 5.69g Acerola
Fiber 0.9g 1.1g Acerola
Calcium 11mg 12mg Acerola
Iron 0.34mg 0.2mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 18mg Acerola
Phosphorus 5mg 11mg Acerola
Potassium 182mg 146mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 7mg Acerola
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Acerola
Copper 0.06mg 0.086mg Acerola
Manganese 0.035mg Melon
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Acerola
Vitamin A 0IU 767IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 38µg Acerola
Vitamin E 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin C 21.8mg 1677.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.02mg Acerola
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.06mg Acerola
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.4mg Acerola
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.309mg Acerola
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.009mg Melon
Folate 8µg 14µg Acerola
Choline 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg Melon
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.068g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.082g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.09g Acerola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Acerola
Low Fats diet ok
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
11%
Melon
438%
Acerola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
8%
Acerola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.043g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Acerola
Acerola contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/nutrients
  2. Acerola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171686/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.