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Melon vs Strawberry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Melon and Strawberry different?

  • Melon is higher in Vitamin B6, however Strawberry is richer in Vitamin C, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Strawberry is 41% higher.
  • Melon contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Strawberry. While Melon contains 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, Strawberry contains only 0.047mg.

Melons, casaba, raw and Strawberries, raw 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 Potassium +19%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +380%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 16% 10% 11% 14% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +380%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +100%

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 B2 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +480%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 1% 6% 0% 196% 6% 6% 8% 8% 11% 18% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +480%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Strawberry Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 5.68g
Protein 1.11g 0.67g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Strawberry
Carbs 6.58g 7.68g Strawberry
Calories 28kcal 32kcal Strawberry
Starch g 0.04g Strawberry
Fructose g 2.44g Strawberry
Sugar 5.69g 4.89g Strawberry
Fiber 0.9g 2g Strawberry
Calcium 11mg 16mg Strawberry
Iron 0.34mg 0.41mg Strawberry
Magnesium 11mg 13mg Strawberry
Phosphorus 5mg 24mg Strawberry
Potassium 182mg 153mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 1mg Strawberry
Zinc 0.07mg 0.14mg Strawberry
Copper 0.06mg 0.048mg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 12IU Strawberry
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.29mg Strawberry
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 58.8mg Strawberry
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.024mg Strawberry
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.022mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.386mg Strawberry
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.125mg Strawberry
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.047mg Melon
Folate 8µg 24µg Strawberry
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.2µg Melon
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Strawberry
Threonine mg 0.02mg Strawberry
Isoleucine mg 0.016mg Strawberry
Leucine mg 0.034mg Strawberry
Lysine mg 0.026mg Strawberry
Methionine mg 0.002mg Strawberry
Phenylalanine mg 0.019mg Strawberry
Valine mg 0.019mg Strawberry
Histidine mg 0.012mg Strawberry
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.015g Strawberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.043g Strawberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.155g Strawberry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Strawberry
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
22
Strawberry
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
9
Strawberry

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
4%
Strawberry
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
8%
Strawberry
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Strawberry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Strawberry
Strawberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Strawberry
Strawberry contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Strawberry
Strawberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Strawberry
Strawberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Strawberry
Strawberry 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 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. Strawberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167762/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.