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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 Iron +30.8%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +340%
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 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +340%
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
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 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 29% 4% 2% 0% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 0% 2% 15%
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 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 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

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Melon Banana
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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.