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Melon vs Nectarine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Melon and Nectarine

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Nectarine has more Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Melon is 18% higher.
  • Nectarine has 7 times less Vitamin B6 than Melon. Melon has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Nectarine has 0.025mg.
  • Melon is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Melons, casaba, raw and Nectarines, 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 Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 11% 7% 12% 18% 0% 5% 29%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +303.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +552%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.2%
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 20% 16% 0% 19% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 4% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +303.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +552%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Nectarine Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 8.85g Nectarine
Protein 1.11g 1.06g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.32g Nectarine
Carbs 6.58g 10.55g Nectarine
Calories 28kcal 44kcal Nectarine
Starch g 0.07g Nectarine
Fructose g 1.37g Nectarine
Sugar 5.69g 7.89g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 1.7g Nectarine
Calcium 11mg 6mg Melon
Iron 0.34mg 0.28mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 9mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 26mg Nectarine
Potassium 182mg 201mg Nectarine
Sodium 9mg 0mg Nectarine
Zinc 0.07mg 0.17mg Nectarine
Copper 0.06mg 0.086mg Nectarine
Vitamin A 0IU 332IU Nectarine
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.77mg Nectarine
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 5.4mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.034mg Nectarine
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.027mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 1.125mg Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.185mg Nectarine
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.025mg Melon
Folate 8µg 5µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.2µg Melon
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Nectarine
Threonine mg 0.009mg Nectarine
Isoleucine mg 0.009mg Nectarine
Leucine mg 0.014mg Nectarine
Lysine mg 0.016mg Nectarine
Methionine mg 0.006mg Nectarine
Phenylalanine mg 0.021mg Nectarine
Valine mg 0.013mg Nectarine
Histidine mg 0.008mg Nectarine
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.025g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.088g Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.113g Nectarine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Nectarine
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
10
Nectarine
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
10
Nectarine

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
6%
Nectarine
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
11%
Nectarine
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Nectarine

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Nectarine
Nectarine contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nectarine
Nectarine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Nectarine
Nectarine is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.025 g)
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. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/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.