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Melon vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Melon and Lychee?

  • Lychee is richer than Melon in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 55% more.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

We used Melons, casaba, raw and Litchis, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Melon
4
:
3
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +146.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +520%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.31
Equal in Potassium - 171
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +146.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +520%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.31
Equal in Potassium - 171
Equal in Magnesium - 10
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
4
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5
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +525%
Contains more Vitamin C +228%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
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 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +525%
Contains more Vitamin C +228%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.9%
Contains more Folate +75%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Lychee Opinion
Calories 28kcal 66kcal Lychee
Protein 1.11g 0.83g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.44g Lychee
Vitamin C 21.8mg 71.5mg Lychee
Net carbs 5.68g 15.23g Lychee
Carbs 6.58g 16.53g Lychee
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.34mg 0.31mg Melon
Calcium 11mg 5mg Melon
Potassium 182mg 171mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 10mg Melon
Sugar 5.69g 15.23g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 1.3g Lychee
Copper 0.06mg 0.148mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Starch g g
Phosphorus 5mg 31mg Lychee
Sodium 9mg 1mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.07mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.011mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.084mg mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.1mg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0.4µg Melon
Folate 8µg 14µg Lychee
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.099g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.132g Lychee
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Lychee
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
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
13
Lychee

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%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
17%
Lychee
Fats
0%
Melon
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.074g)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.