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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
Melon
2
:
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +380%
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 16% 5% 14% 10% 16% 4% 11% 1%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +380%
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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +480%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 196% 1% 6% 0% 6% 6% 8% 8% 11% 0% 6% 18%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +480%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +200%

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
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 the food
Protein
7%
Melon
4%
Strawberry
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
8%
Strawberry
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Strawberry

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 Strawberry
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Strawberry
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?
Strawberry
Strawberry contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
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 Strawberry Opinion
Calories 28 32 Strawberry
Protein 1.11 0.67 Melon
Fats 0.1 0.3 Strawberry
Vitamin C 21.8 58.8 Strawberry
Carbs 6.58 7.68 Strawberry
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.41 Strawberry
Calcium 11 16 Strawberry
Potassium 182 153 Melon
Magnesium 11 13 Strawberry
Sugars 5.69 4.89 Strawberry
Fiber 0.9 2 Strawberry
Copper 0.06 0.048 Melon
Zinc 0.07 0.14 Strawberry
Starch 0.04 Strawberry
Phosphorus 5 24 Strawberry
Sodium 9 1 Strawberry
Vitamin A 0 12 Strawberry
Vitamin E 0.05 0.29 Strawberry
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.024 Strawberry
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.022 Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232 0.386 Strawberry
Vitamin B5 0.084 0.125 Strawberry
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.047 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 2.2 Melon
Folate 8 24 Strawberry
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.015 Strawberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.043 Strawberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.155 Strawberry
Tryptophan 0.008 Strawberry
Threonine 0.02 Strawberry
Isoleucine 0.016 Strawberry
Leucine 0.034 Strawberry
Lysine 0.026 Strawberry
Methionine 0.002 Strawberry
Phenylalanine 0.019 Strawberry
Valine 0.019 Strawberry
Histidine 0.012 Strawberry
Fructose 2.44 Strawberry

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. 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.