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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" charts 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 Selenium +300%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Potassium - 166
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
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 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +126.7%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%
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" 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 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%
Contains more Choline +34.2%
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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 6% 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%
Contains more Choline +34.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +37%
Contains more Fats +210%
Contains more Carbs +102.7%
Equal in Water - 85.17
Equal in Other - 0.37
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
13% 85%
Protein: 0.81 g
Fats: 0.31 g
Carbs: 13.34 g
Water: 85.17 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +37%
Contains more Fats +210%
Contains more Carbs +102.7%
Equal in Water - 85.17
Equal in Other - 0.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +66.7%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
24% 37% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.065 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +66.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Fructose 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
Manganese 0.035mg 0.039mg Mandarin orange
Selenium 0.4µg 0.1µg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 34µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
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
Choline 7.6mg 10.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.039g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.065g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
16%
Mandarin orange
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
7%
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

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. 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.