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Melon vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Melon and Banana

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, while Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Banana covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 16% more than Melon.
  • Melon contains 3 times more Vitamin C than Banana. While Melon contains 21.8mg of Vitamin C, Banana contains only 8.7mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Melons, casaba, raw and Bananas, 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
Melon
2
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6
Banana
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +340%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +30%
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% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +340%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +30%

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
2
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8
Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +150.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
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% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +150.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.2%
Contains more Folate +150%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Banana Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 20.24g Banana
Protein 1.11g 1.09g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 6.58g 22.84g Banana
Calories 28kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 4.85g Banana
Sugar 5.69g 12.23g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 2.6g Banana
Calcium 11mg 5mg Melon
Iron 0.34mg 0.26mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 5mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 182mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 9mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.07mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.06mg 0.078mg Banana
Vitamin A 0IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 8.7mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 8µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0.5µg Melon
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine mg 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.112g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Banana
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
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
13
Banana

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
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
23%
Banana
Fats
0%
Melon
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.