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Melon vs Currant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Melon and Currant?

  • Melon is higher in Vitamin B6, yet Currant is higher in Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin K, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Copper.
  • Currant's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 21% more.
  • Melon has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Currant. While Melon has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, Currant has only 0.07mg.

We used Melons, casaba, raw and Currants, red and white, raw types in this article.

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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
:
Contains more Iron +194.1%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +78.3%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +780%
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 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Contains more Iron +194.1%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +78.3%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +780%
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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%
Equal in Folate - 8
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 137% 3% 2% 0% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 0% 28% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%
Equal in Folate - 8

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
18
Currant
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
18
Currant

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
8%
Currant
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
14%
Currant
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Currant

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Melon Currant
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 - 1.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Currant Opinion
Calories 28 56 Currant
Protein 1.11 1.4 Currant
Fats 0.1 0.2 Currant
Vitamin C 21.8 41 Currant
Carbs 6.58 13.8 Currant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 1 Currant
Calcium 11 33 Currant
Potassium 182 275 Currant
Magnesium 11 13 Currant
Sugar 5.69 7.37 Melon
Fiber 0.9 4.3 Currant
Copper 0.06 0.107 Currant
Zinc 0.07 0.23 Currant
Starch
Phosphorus 5 44 Currant
Sodium 9 1 Currant
Vitamin A 0 42 Currant
Vitamin E 0.05 0.1 Currant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.04 Currant
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.05 Currant
Vitamin B3 0.232 0.1 Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084 0.064 Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.07 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 11 Currant
Folate 8 8
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.017 Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.028 Currant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.088 Currant
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 3.53 Currant

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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.