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Melon vs Persimmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Melon and Persimmon different?

  • Persimmon is higher than Melon in Vitamin C and Iron.
  • Persimmon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 49% more than Melon.

Melons, casaba, raw and Persimmons, native, raw types were used in this article.

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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
3
:
Contains more Iron +635.3%
Contains more Calcium +145.5%
Contains more Potassium +70.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 94% 9% 28% 0% 0% 0% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +635.3%
Contains more Calcium +145.5%
Contains more Potassium +70.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%

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
10
:
Contains more Vitamin C +202.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +202.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Melon
18
Persimmon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
18
Persimmon

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 the food
Protein
7%
Melon
5%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
34%
Persimmon
Fats
0%
Melon
2%
Persimmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Melon Persimmon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Persimmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sugars (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Melon Persimmon Opinion
Calories 28 127 Persimmon
Protein 1.11 0.8 Melon
Fats 0.1 0.4 Persimmon
Vitamin C 21.8 66 Persimmon
Carbs 6.58 33.5 Persimmon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Melon
Iron 0.34 2.5 Persimmon
Calcium 11 27 Persimmon
Potassium 182 310 Persimmon
Magnesium 11 Melon
Sugars 5.69 Persimmon
Fiber 0.9 Melon
Copper 0.06 Melon
Zinc 0.07 Melon
Starch
Phosphorus 5 26 Persimmon
Sodium 9 1 Persimmon
Vitamin A 0 Melon
Vitamin E 0.05 Melon
Vitamin D 0 Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015 Melon
Vitamin B2 0.031 Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232 Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084 Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Melon
Folate 8 Melon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 Persimmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 Melon
Tryptophan 0.014 Persimmon
Threonine 0.041 Persimmon
Isoleucine 0.035 Persimmon
Leucine 0.058 Persimmon
Lysine 0.045 Persimmon
Methionine 0.007 Persimmon
Phenylalanine 0.036 Persimmon
Valine 0.042 Persimmon
Histidine 0.016 Persimmon
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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 of 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. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/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.