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Melon vs Avocado - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Melon and Avocado

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, however Avocado is richer in Vitamin B5, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin E , Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Avocado covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 26% more than Melon.
  • Avocado has 2 times less Vitamin C than Melon. Melon has 21.8mg of Vitamin C, while Avocado has 10mg.
  • Melon contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Melons, casaba, raw and Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties.

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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
0
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Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Potassium +166.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +216.7%
Contains more Zinc +814.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +940%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 4% 43% 21% 64% 18% 23% 1%
Contains more Iron +61.8%
Contains more Potassium +166.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +216.7%
Contains more Zinc +814.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +940%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Melon
1
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Contains more Vitamin C +118%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +649.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1553.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +740%
Contains more Folate +912.5%
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 34% 9% 42% 0% 17% 30% 33% 84% 60% 0% 53% 61%
Contains more Vitamin C +118%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +649.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1553.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +740%
Contains more Folate +912.5%

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
35
Avocado
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
24
Avocado

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
12%
Avocado
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
9%
Avocado
Fats
0%
Melon
68%
Avocado

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

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Melon Avocado
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 Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.101g)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Avocado
Avocado contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Avocado Opinion
Calories 28 160 Avocado
Protein 1.11 2 Avocado
Fats 0.1 14.66 Avocado
Vitamin C 21.8 10 Melon
Carbs 6.58 8.53 Avocado
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.55 Avocado
Calcium 11 12 Avocado
Potassium 182 485 Avocado
Magnesium 11 29 Avocado
Sugar 5.69 0.66 Avocado
Fiber 0.9 6.7 Avocado
Copper 0.06 0.19 Avocado
Zinc 0.07 0.64 Avocado
Starch 0.11 Avocado
Phosphorus 5 52 Avocado
Sodium 9 7 Avocado
Vitamin A 0 146 Avocado
Vitamin E 0.05 2.07 Avocado
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.067 Avocado
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.13 Avocado
Vitamin B3 0.232 1.738 Avocado
Vitamin B5 0.084 1.389 Avocado
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.257 Avocado
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 21 Avocado
Folate 8 81 Avocado
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 2.126 Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 9.799 Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 1.816 Avocado
Tryptophan 0.025 Avocado
Threonine 0.073 Avocado
Isoleucine 0.084 Avocado
Leucine 0.143 Avocado
Lysine 0.132 Avocado
Methionine 0.038 Avocado
Phenylalanine 0.097 Avocado
Valine 0.107 Avocado
Histidine 0.049 Avocado
Fructose 0.12 Avocado

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. Avocado - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171705/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.