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Melon vs. Jackfruit — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Melon and Jackfruit?

  • Melon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Jackfruit is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Jackfruit's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 13% more.
  • Melon has 2 times more Vitamin C than Jackfruit. While Melon has 21.8mg of Vitamin C, Jackfruit has only 13.7mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

We used Melons, casaba, raw and Jackfruit, raw types 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 Iron +47.8%
Contains more Calcium +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +146.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Contains more Manganese +22.9%
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 8% 9% 21% 9% 40% 1% 4% 26% 6% 0%
Contains more Iron +47.8%
Contains more Calcium +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +146.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Contains more Manganese +22.9%

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 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +580%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 7% 7% 0% 46% 27% 13% 18% 15% 76% 18% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +580%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.8%
Contains more Folate +200%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +25%
Contains more Protein +55%
Contains more Fats +540%
Contains more Carbs +253.3%
Contains more Other +158.3%
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
2% 23% 73%
Protein: 1.72 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 23.25 g
Water: 73.46 g
Other: 0.93 g
Contains more Water +25%
Contains more Protein +55%
Contains more Fats +540%
Contains more Carbs +253.3%
Contains more Other +158.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +141%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
44% 35% 21%
Saturated Fat: 0.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.155 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.094 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +141%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Jackfruit Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 21.75g Jackfruit
Protein 1.11g 1.72g Jackfruit
Fats 0.1g 0.64g Jackfruit
Carbs 6.58g 23.25g Jackfruit
Calories 28kcal 95kcal Jackfruit
Starch 1.47g Jackfruit
Fructose 9.19g Jackfruit
Sugar 5.69g 19.08g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 1.5g Jackfruit
Calcium 11mg 24mg Jackfruit
Iron 0.34mg 0.23mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 29mg Jackfruit
Phosphorus 5mg 21mg Jackfruit
Potassium 182mg 448mg Jackfruit
Sodium 9mg 2mg Jackfruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.13mg Jackfruit
Copper 0.06mg 0.076mg Jackfruit
Manganese 0.035mg 0.043mg Jackfruit
Selenium 0.4µg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 110IU Jackfruit
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 5µg Jackfruit
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.34mg Jackfruit
Vitamin C 21.8mg 13.7mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.105mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.055mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.92mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.235mg Jackfruit
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.329mg Jackfruit
Folate 8µg 24µg Jackfruit
Choline 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.034mg Jackfruit
Threonine 0.086mg Jackfruit
Isoleucine 0.069mg Jackfruit
Leucine 0.103mg Jackfruit
Lysine 0.069mg Jackfruit
Methionine 0.034mg Jackfruit
Phenylalanine 0.052mg Jackfruit
Valine 0.086mg Jackfruit
Histidine 0.034mg Jackfruit
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.195g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.155g Jackfruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.094g Jackfruit
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.015g Jackfruit
Omega-3 - ALA 0.079g Jackfruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Jackfruit
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
17%
Jackfruit
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
12%
Jackfruit

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 13.39g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jackfruit
Jackfruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Jackfruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174687/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.