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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Melon
5
:
5
Pear
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Contains more Manganese +37.1%
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 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28% 7% 1%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Contains more Manganese +37.1%

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
8
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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 Choline +49%
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 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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 3% 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 Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +76%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Melon
3
:
2
Pear
Contains more Protein +208.3%
Contains more Other +16.1%
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +131.5%
Equal in Water - 83.96
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
15% 84%
Protein: 0.36 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 15.23 g
Water: 83.96 g
Other: 0.31 g
Contains more Protein +208.3%
Contains more Other +16.1%
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +131.5%
Equal in Water - 83.96

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Melon
0
:
3
Pear
Contains less Saturated Fat -12%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +141%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
11% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.084 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.094 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -12%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +141%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Fructose 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
Manganese 0.035mg 0.048mg Pear
Selenium 0.4µg 0.1µg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Pear
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Pear
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.12mg Pear
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
Choline 7.6mg 5.1mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg Pear
Threonine 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg Pear
Methionine 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg Pear
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?

ok
ok
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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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
5%
Pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
7%
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

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. 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.