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Melon vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Melon and Pear

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Pear is higher in Fiber.
  • Melon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 19% more than Pear.
  • Pear contains 6 times less Vitamin B6 than Melon. Melon contains 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Pear contains 0.029mg.
  • Melon has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Melons, casaba, raw and Pears, 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
Pear
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +36.7%

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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3
Pear
Contains more Vitamin C +407%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +462.1%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +76%
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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +407%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +462.1%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +76%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Pear Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 12.13g Pear
Protein 1.11g 0.36g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.14g Pear
Carbs 6.58g 15.23g Pear
Calories 28kcal 57kcal Pear
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.42g Pear
Sugar 5.69g 9.75g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 11mg 9mg Melon
Iron 0.34mg 0.18mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 7mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 12mg Pear
Potassium 182mg 116mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Pear
Copper 0.06mg 0.082mg Pear
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Pear
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 4.3mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.012mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.026mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.161mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.049mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.029mg Melon
Folate 8µg 7µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Pear
Threonine mg 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine mg 0.011mg Pear
Leucine mg 0.019mg Pear
Lysine mg 0.017mg Pear
Methionine mg 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine mg 0.011mg Pear
Valine mg 0.017mg Pear
Histidine mg 0.002mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Pear
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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
15%
Pear
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.06g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon 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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.