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Melon vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Melon and Longan

  • Melon has less Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan covers your daily Vitamin C needs 69% more than Melon.

Food varieties used in this article are Melons, casaba, raw and Longans, raw.

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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
Longan
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +161.5%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +320%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +181.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
7
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4
Longan
Contains more Vitamin C +285.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.3%
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 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +285.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Longan Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 14.04g Longan
Protein 1.11g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 6.58g 15.14g Longan
Calories 28kcal 60kcal Longan
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.69g g Longan
Fiber 0.9g 1.1g Longan
Calcium 11mg 1mg Melon
Iron 0.34mg 0.13mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 10mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 21mg Longan
Potassium 182mg 266mg Longan
Sodium 9mg 0mg Longan
Zinc 0.07mg 0.05mg Melon
Copper 0.06mg 0.169mg Longan
Vitamin A 0IU IU Melon
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Melon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Melon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Melon
Vitamin C 21.8mg 84mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.031mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.3mg Longan
Vitamin B5 0.084mg mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg mg Melon
Folate 8µg µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg µg Melon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine mg 0.046mg Longan
Methionine mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine mg 0.012mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Longan
Low Fats diet Equal
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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
13
Longan

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
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
15%
Longan
Fats
0%
Melon
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.