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Melon vs. Prickly pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Melon and Prickly pear

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however, Prickly pear is richer in Magnesium, and Fiber.
  • Prickly pear covers your daily Magnesium needs 18% more than Melon.
  • Prickly pear has 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Melon. Melon has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Prickly pear has 0.06mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Melons, casaba, raw and Prickly 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.
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +409.1%
Contains more Magnesium +672.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +380%
Contains more Potassium +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
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 17% 12% 61% 11% 20% 1% 4% 27% 0% 4%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +409.1%
Contains more Magnesium +672.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +380%
Contains more Potassium +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +55.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014
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 3% 0% 0% 47% 4% 14% 9% 0% 14% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +52.1%
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Carbs +45.4%
Contains more Other +355.6%
Equal in Water - 87.55
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
Contains more Protein +52.1%
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Carbs +45.4%
Contains more Other +355.6%
Equal in Water - 87.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +446.2%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.213 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3650%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +446.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Melon Prickly pear
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Prickly pear Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 5.97g Prickly pear
Protein 1.11g 0.73g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.51g Prickly pear
Carbs 6.58g 9.57g Prickly pear
Calories 28kcal 41kcal Prickly pear
Sugar 5.69g Prickly pear
Fiber 0.9g 3.6g Prickly pear
Calcium 11mg 56mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.34mg 0.3mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 85mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 5mg 24mg Prickly pear
Potassium 182mg 220mg Prickly pear
Sodium 9mg 5mg Prickly pear
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Prickly pear
Copper 0.06mg 0.08mg Prickly pear
Manganese 0.035mg Melon
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 0IU 43IU Prickly pear
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Prickly pear
Vitamin E 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin C 21.8mg 14mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.014mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.06mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.46mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B5 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.06mg Melon
Folate 8µg 6µg Melon
Choline 7.6mg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg Melon
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.067g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.075g Prickly pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.213g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Prickly 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
7%
Prickly pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
15%
Prickly pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food is cheaper?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
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)

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. Prickly pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167750/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.