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Melon vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Melon and Grapefruit

  • Melon has more Vitamin B6, however Grapefruit is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Grapefruit contains 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Melon. Melon contains 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Grapefruit contains 0.053mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Melons, casaba, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 +325%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +260%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +260%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.9%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
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 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.9%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031

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 Grapefruit
Rich in minerals 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
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 9.06g Grapefruit
Protein 1.11g 0.77g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.14g Grapefruit
Carbs 6.58g 10.66g Grapefruit
Calories 28kcal 42kcal Grapefruit
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Fructose g 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 5.69g 6.89g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 1.6g Grapefruit
Calcium 11mg 22mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.34mg 0.08mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 9mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 18mg Grapefruit
Potassium 182mg 135mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.06mg 0.032mg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.031mg
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.204mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.053mg Melon
Folate 8µg 13µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0µg Melon
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine mg 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.02g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.036g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Grapefruit
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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
6
Grapefruit

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
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.