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Melon vs. Maraschino cherry — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Melon and Maraschino cherry

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, while Maraschino cherry has more Copper, and Fiber.
  • Melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 24% higher.
  • Maraschino cherry contains 33 times less Vitamin B6 than Melon. Melon contains 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Maraschino cherry contains 0.005mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Melons, casaba, raw and Maraschino cherries, canned, drained.

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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 Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +766.7%
Contains more Manganese +191.7%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains more Calcium +390.9%
Contains more Iron +26.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +271.4%
Contains more Copper +138.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.3% 13% 7.9% 2.1% 16% 1.2% 1.9% 20% 4.6% 2.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 16% 2.9% 1.3% 1.9% 0.52% 7.1% 48% 1.6% 1.1%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +766.7%
Contains more Manganese +191.7%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains more Calcium +390.9%
Contains more Iron +26.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +271.4%
Contains more Copper +138.3%

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5700%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3160%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05
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% 3.8% 7.2% 4.4% 5% 38% 6% 0% 4.1% 6.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2.7% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.08% 3.2% 1.2% 0% 0% 2.3% 3.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5700%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3160%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +404.5%
Contains more Water +60.4%
Contains more Fats +110%
Contains more Carbs +537.8%
Equal in Other - 0.33
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
42% 57%
Protein: 0.22 g
Fats: 0.21 g
Carbs: 41.97 g
Water: 57.27 g
Other: 0.33 g
Contains more Protein +404.5%
Contains more Water +60.4%
Contains more Fats +110%
Contains more Carbs +537.8%
Equal in Other - 0.33

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2350%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
27% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.049 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2350%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Melon Maraschino cherry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Maraschino cherry Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 38.77g Maraschino cherry
Protein 1.11g 0.22g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.21g Maraschino cherry
Carbs 6.58g 41.97g Maraschino cherry
Calories 28kcal 165kcal Maraschino cherry
Sugar 5.69g 38.77g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 3.2g Maraschino cherry
Calcium 11mg 54mg Maraschino cherry
Iron 0.34mg 0.43mg Maraschino cherry
Magnesium 11mg 4mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 3mg Melon
Potassium 182mg 21mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 4mg Maraschino cherry
Zinc 0.07mg 0.26mg Maraschino cherry
Copper 0.06mg 0.143mg Maraschino cherry
Manganese 0.035mg 0.012mg Melon
Selenium 0.4µg 0.2µg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 45IU Maraschino cherry
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Maraschino cherry
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.05mg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 0mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.004mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.054mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.005mg Melon
Folate 8µg 0µg Melon
Choline 7.6mg 4.3mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg 1.5µg Melon
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.039g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.049g Maraschino cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.055g Maraschino cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Maraschino cherry
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
1%
Maraschino cherry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
10%
Maraschino cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 33.08g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maraschino cherry
Maraschino cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maraschino cherry
Maraschino cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Maraschino cherry
Maraschino cherry is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Maraschino cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167766/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.