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Melon vs. Custard apple — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Melon and Custard apple different?

  • Custard apple has more Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2 than Melon.

Melons, casaba, raw and Custard-apple, (bullock's-heart), raw are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +172.7%
Contains more Iron +108.8%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +109.9%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 27% 13% 9% 34% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +172.7%
Contains more Iron +108.8%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +109.9%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Melon
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Contains more Vitamin C +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 5% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 64% 20% 24% 10% 9% 51% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +28.5%
Contains more Protein +53.2%
Contains more Fats +500%
Contains more Carbs +283%
Contains more Other +177.8%
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
2% 25% 72%
Protein: 1.7 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 25.2 g
Water: 71.5 g
Other: 1 g
Contains more Water +28.5%
Contains more Protein +53.2%
Contains more Fats +500%
Contains more Carbs +283%
Contains more Other +177.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.2%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 0.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Melon Custard apple
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Custard apple Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 22.8g Custard apple
Protein 1.11g 1.7g Custard apple
Fats 0.1g 0.6g Custard apple
Carbs 6.58g 25.2g Custard apple
Calories 28kcal 101kcal Custard apple
Sugar 5.69g Custard apple
Fiber 0.9g 2.4g Custard apple
Calcium 11mg 30mg Custard apple
Iron 0.34mg 0.71mg Custard apple
Magnesium 11mg 18mg Custard apple
Phosphorus 5mg 21mg Custard apple
Potassium 182mg 382mg Custard apple
Sodium 9mg 4mg Custard apple
Zinc 0.07mg Melon
Copper 0.06mg Melon
Manganese 0.035mg Melon
Selenium 0.4µg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 33IU Custard apple
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Custard apple
Vitamin E 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin C 21.8mg 19.2mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.08mg Custard apple
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.1mg Custard apple
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.5mg Custard apple
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.135mg Custard apple
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.221mg Custard apple
Folate 8µg Melon
Choline 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.007mg Custard apple
Lysine 0.037mg Custard apple
Methionine 0.004mg Custard apple
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.231g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Custard apple
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Melon
14%
Custard apple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
9%
Custard apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.206g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Custard apple
Custard apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Custard apple
Custard apple contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Custard apple
Custard apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Custard apple
Custard apple is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/nutrients
  2. Custard apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171725/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.