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Melon vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Melon and Pineapple different?

  • Pineapple has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B1 than Melon.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Pineapple is 39% higher.
  • Melon contains 2 times more Potassium than Pineapple. While Melon contains 182mg of Potassium, Pineapple contains only 109mg.
  • Melon has less Sugar.

Melons, casaba, raw and Pineapple, raw, all varieties are the varieties 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
Contains more Iron +17.2%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Iron +17.2%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +426.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.6%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +426.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.6%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 11.72g Pineapple
Protein 1.11g 0.54g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.12g Pineapple
Carbs 6.58g 13.12g Pineapple
Calories 28kcal 50kcal Pineapple
Starch g 0g Pineapple
Fructose g 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 5.69g 9.85g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 1.4g Pineapple
Calcium 11mg 13mg Pineapple
Iron 0.34mg 0.29mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 12mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 5mg 8mg Pineapple
Potassium 182mg 109mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 1mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Pineapple
Copper 0.06mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 0IU 58IU Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.02mg Melon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.032mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.213mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.112mg Melon
Folate 8µg 18µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0.7µg Melon
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Pineapple
Threonine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine mg 0.026mg Pineapple
Methionine mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.013g Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.04g Pineapple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
10
Pineapple

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
3%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
13%
Pineapple
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.