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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 Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +70.1%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +75%
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 Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
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 Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%

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 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

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Melon Apple
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.