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Melon vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Melon and Cherry?

  • Melon is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, yet Cherry is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 13% higher.
  • Melon has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Cherry. Melon has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Cherry has 0.044mg.
  • Melon contains less Sugar.

We used Melons, casaba, raw and Cherries, sour, red, raw 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
3
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5
Cherry
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.32
Equal in Potassium - 173
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.32
Equal in Potassium - 173

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
3
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6
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin C +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +19%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Equal in Folate - 8
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 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +19%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Equal in Folate - 8

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 10.58g Cherry
Protein 1.11g 1g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 6.58g 12.18g Cherry
Calories 28kcal 50kcal Cherry
Starch g g
Fructose g 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 5.69g 8.49g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 1.6g Cherry
Calcium 11mg 16mg Cherry
Iron 0.34mg 0.32mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 9mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 15mg Cherry
Potassium 182mg 173mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 3mg Cherry
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.06mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 0IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.07mg Cherry
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 10mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.143mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.044mg Melon
Folate 8µg 8µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.1µg Melon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.068g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Cherry
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
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
10
Cherry

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
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
12%
Cherry
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.043g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.