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Melon vs. Raisin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Melon and Raisin

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, while Raisin has more Copper, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Raisin's daily need coverage for Copper is 29% higher.
  • Raisin contains 9 times less Vitamin C than Melon. Melon contains 21.8mg of Vitamin C, while Raisin contains 2.3mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Melons, casaba, raw and Raisins, seedless.

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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
1
:
9
Raisin
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Iron +452.9%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1920%
Contains more Potassium +311.5%
Contains more Zinc +214.3%
Contains more Copper +430%
Contains more Manganese +754.3%
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 15% 71% 23% 44% 67% 2% 6% 106% 39% 4%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Iron +452.9%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1920%
Contains more Potassium +311.5%
Contains more Zinc +214.3%
Contains more Copper +430%
Contains more Manganese +754.3%
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
2
:
7
Raisin
Contains more Vitamin C +847.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +606.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +230.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.174
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 0% 3% 0% 8% 27% 29% 15% 6% 41% 4% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +847.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +606.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +303.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +230.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.174

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Melon
1
:
4
Raisin
Contains more Water +495.3%
Contains more Protein +176.6%
Contains more Fats +360%
Contains more Carbs +1103.3%
Contains more Other +416.7%
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
3% 79% 15% 2%
Protein: 3.07 g
Fats: 0.46 g
Carbs: 79.18 g
Water: 15.43 g
Other: 1.86 g
Contains more Water +495.3%
Contains more Protein +176.6%
Contains more Fats +360%
Contains more Carbs +1103.3%
Contains more Other +416.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Melon
2
:
1
Raisin
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2450%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.037
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
40% 35% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.051 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.037 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2450%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.037

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Raisin Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 75.48g Raisin
Protein 1.11g 3.07g Raisin
Fats 0.1g 0.46g Raisin
Carbs 6.58g 79.18g Raisin
Calories 28kcal 299kcal Raisin
Starch 2.7g Raisin
Fructose 29.68g Raisin
Sugar 5.69g 59.19g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 3.7g Raisin
Calcium 11mg 50mg Raisin
Iron 0.34mg 1.88mg Raisin
Magnesium 11mg 32mg Raisin
Phosphorus 5mg 101mg Raisin
Potassium 182mg 749mg Raisin
Sodium 9mg 11mg Melon
Zinc 0.07mg 0.22mg Raisin
Copper 0.06mg 0.318mg Raisin
Manganese 0.035mg 0.299mg Raisin
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Raisin
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.12mg Raisin
Vitamin C 21.8mg 2.3mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.106mg Raisin
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.125mg Raisin
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.766mg Raisin
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.095mg Raisin
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.174mg Raisin
Folate 8µg 5µg Melon
Vitamin K 2.5µg 3.5µg Raisin
Tryptophan 0.05mg Raisin
Threonine 0.077mg Raisin
Isoleucine 0.057mg Raisin
Leucine 0.096mg Raisin
Lysine 0.084mg Raisin
Methionine 0.021mg Raisin
Phenylalanine 0.065mg Raisin
Valine 0.083mg Raisin
Histidine 0.072mg Raisin
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.058g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.051g Raisin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.037g Melon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Raisin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Raisin
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
12%
Melon
12%
Raisin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
37%
Raisin

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Raisin
Raisin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Raisin
Raisin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 53.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Melon
Melon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Raisin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168165/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.