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Melon vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Melon and Lemon

  • Melon has more Vitamin B6, while Lemon has more Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 35% more than Melon.
  • Melon contains 2 times more Sugar than Lemon. While Melon contains 5.69g of Sugar, Lemon contains only 2.5g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Melons, casaba, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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
4
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4
Lemon
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +220%
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 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +220%
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
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6
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.2%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
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 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.2%
Contains more Folate +37.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Lemon Opinion
Calories 28kcal 29kcal Lemon
Protein 1.11g 1.1g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Lemon
Vitamin C 21.8mg 53mg Lemon
Net carbs 5.68g 6.52g Lemon
Carbs 6.58g 9.32g Lemon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.34mg 0.6mg Lemon
Calcium 11mg 26mg Lemon
Potassium 182mg 138mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 8mg Melon
Sugar 5.69g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 0.9g 2.8g Lemon
Copper 0.06mg 0.037mg Melon
Zinc 0.07mg 0.06mg Melon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 5mg 16mg Lemon
Sodium 9mg 2mg Lemon
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.02mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.1mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.08mg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0µg Melon
Folate 8µg 11µg Lemon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.039g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.011g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.089g Lemon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

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Melon Lemon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
9
Lemon

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
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
9%
Lemon
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.