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Melon vs Durian - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Melon and Durian

  • Melon has less Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Potassium, Folate and Vitamin B3.
  • Durian covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 30% more than Melon.

Food varieties used in this article are Melons, casaba, raw and Durian, raw or frozen.

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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
1
:
7
Durian
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +26.5%
Contains more Potassium +139.6%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Copper +245%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +680%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 39% 22% 69% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +26.5%
Contains more Potassium +139.6%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Copper +245%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +680%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%

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
4
:
7
Durian
Contains more Vitamin C +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2393.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +362.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.9%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7
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 66% 3% 0% 0% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 0% 0% 27%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2393.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +362.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.9%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Melon
28
Durian
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
21
Durian

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 the food
Protein
7%
Melon
9%
Durian
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
27%
Durian
Fats
0%
Melon
25%
Durian

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Melon Durian
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Durian
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 cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Durian
Durian contains less Sugars (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Durian
Durian contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Durian
Durian is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian 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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Melon Durian Opinion
Calories 28 147 Durian
Protein 1.11 1.47 Durian
Fats 0.1 5.33 Durian
Vitamin C 21.8 19.7 Melon
Carbs 6.58 27.09 Durian
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Melon
Iron 0.34 0.43 Durian
Calcium 11 6 Melon
Potassium 182 436 Durian
Magnesium 11 30 Durian
Sugars 5.69 Durian
Fiber 0.9 3.8 Durian
Copper 0.06 0.207 Durian
Zinc 0.07 0.28 Durian
Starch
Phosphorus 5 39 Durian
Sodium 9 2 Durian
Vitamin A 0 44 Durian
Vitamin E 0.05 Melon
Vitamin D 0 Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.374 Durian
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.2 Durian
Vitamin B3 0.232 1.074 Durian
Vitamin B5 0.084 0.23 Durian
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.316 Durian
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Melon
Folate 8 36 Durian
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 Melon
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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 of 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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.