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Melon vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Melon and Apple?

  • Melon is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, yet Apple is richer in Fiber.
  • Melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% higher.
  • Melon has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Apple. Melon has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Apple has 0.041mg.
  • Melon contains less Sugar.

We used Melons, casaba, raw and Apples, raw, with skin types in this comparison.

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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
Melon
6
:
2
Apple
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%

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
Melon
7
:
3
Apple
Contains more Vitamin C +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297.6%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297.6%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Apple Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 11.41g Apple
Protein 1.11g 0.26g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Apple
Carbs 6.58g 13.81g Apple
Calories 28kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch g 0.05g Apple
Fructose g 5.9g Apple
Sugar 5.69g 10.39g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 11mg 6mg Melon
Iron 0.34mg 0.12mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 5mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 11mg Apple
Potassium 182mg 107mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.07mg 0.04mg Melon
Copper 0.06mg 0.027mg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 54IU Apple
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 4.6mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.017mg Apple
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.026mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.091mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.061mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.041mg Melon
Folate 8µg 3µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.2µg Melon
Tryptophan mg 0.001mg Apple
Threonine mg 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine mg 0.006mg Apple
Leucine mg 0.013mg Apple
Lysine mg 0.012mg Apple
Methionine mg 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine mg 0.006mg Apple
Valine mg 0.012mg Apple
Histidine mg 0.005mg Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.028g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.007g Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.051g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Apple
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
12
Melon
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
4
Apple

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
7%
Melon
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
14%
Apple
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.