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Melon vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Melon and Mandarin orange

  • Melon has more Vitamin B6, while Mandarin orange has more Vitamin C.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Melons, casaba, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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
Contains more Iron +126.7%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Potassium - 166
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 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Iron +126.7%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Potassium - 166
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
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Contains more Vitamin B6 +109%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 1.11g 0.81g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 6.58g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 28kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 5.69g 10.58g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 11mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.34mg 0.15mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 5mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 182mg 166mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 2mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.06mg 0.042mg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 26.7mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.216mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.078mg Melon
Folate 8µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0µg Melon
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Threonine mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine mg 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.039g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.065g Mandarin orange

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Mandarin orange
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
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
8
Mandarin orange

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%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.