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Melon vs Dates - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Melon and Dates

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, however Dates are richer in Fiber, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Dates covers your daily Fiber needs 28% more than Melon.
  • Dates have 55 times less Vitamin C than Melon. Melon has 21.8mg of Vitamin C, while Dates have 0.4mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Melons, casaba, raw and Dates, deglet noor.

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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
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Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1140%
Contains more Potassium +260.4%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +314.3%
Contains more Copper +243.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 31% 27% 58% 1% 8% 69%
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +290.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1140%
Contains more Potassium +260.4%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +314.3%
Contains more Copper +243.3%

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
1
:
Contains more Vitamin C +5350%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +449.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +601.2%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.7
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 1% 1% 0% 2% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 15% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +5350%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +449.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +601.2%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.7

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Dates Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 67.03g Dates
Protein 1.11g 2.45g Dates
Fats 0.1g 0.39g Dates
Carbs 6.58g 75.03g Dates
Calories 28kcal 282kcal Dates
Starch g g
Fructose g 19.56g Dates
Sugar 5.69g 63.35g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 8g Dates
Calcium 11mg 39mg Dates
Iron 0.34mg 1.02mg Dates
Magnesium 11mg 43mg Dates
Phosphorus 5mg 62mg Dates
Potassium 182mg 656mg Dates
Sodium 9mg 2mg Dates
Zinc 0.07mg 0.29mg Dates
Copper 0.06mg 0.206mg Dates
Vitamin A 0IU 10IU Dates
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.05mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 0.4mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.052mg Dates
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.066mg Dates
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 1.274mg Dates
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.589mg Dates
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.165mg Dates
Folate 8µg 19µg Dates
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.7µg Dates
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Dates
Threonine mg 0.043mg Dates
Isoleucine mg 0.049mg Dates
Leucine mg 0.084mg Dates
Lysine mg 0.066mg Dates
Methionine mg 0.022mg Dates
Phenylalanine mg 0.05mg Dates
Valine mg 0.071mg Dates
Histidine mg 0.032mg Dates
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.032g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.036g Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.019g Melon

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Melon Dates
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
12
Dates
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
30
Dates

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
15%
Dates
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
75%
Dates
Fats
0%
Melon
2%
Dates

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 57.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dates
Dates contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dates
Dates is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/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.