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Melon vs Fruit salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Melon and Fruit salad?

  • Melon is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, yet Fruit salad is richer in Manganese.
  • Melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 21% higher.
  • Melon has 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Fruit salad. Melon has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Fruit salad has 0.027mg.

We used Melons, casaba, raw and Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids 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
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 11

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +560.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +503.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.4%
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 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +560.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +503.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.4%

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
6
Fruit salad
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
7
Fruit salad

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
3%
Fruit salad
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
13%
Fruit salad
Fats
0%
Melon
0%
Fruit salad

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

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Melon Fruit salad
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 richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Fruit salad Opinion
Calories 28 50 Fruit salad
Protein 1.11 0.51 Melon
Fats 0.1 0.03 Melon
Vitamin C 21.8 3.3 Melon
Carbs 6.58 13.05 Fruit salad
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.25 Melon
Calcium 11 11
Potassium 182 116 Melon
Magnesium 11 8 Melon
Sugar 5.69 Fruit salad
Fiber 0.9 1 Fruit salad
Copper 0.06 0.05 Melon
Zinc 0.07 0.14 Fruit salad
Starch
Phosphorus 5 14 Fruit salad
Sodium 9 5 Fruit salad
Vitamin A 0 600 Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.05 Melon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.011 Melon
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.014 Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232 0.356 Fruit salad
Vitamin B5 0.084 0.053 Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.027 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Melon
Folate 8 3 Melon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.004 Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.005 Fruit salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.011 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 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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.