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Melon vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Melon and Watermelon different?

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6 than Watermelon.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Melon is 15% higher.
  • Melon contains 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Watermelon. While Melon contains 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, Watermelon contains only 0.045mg.

Melons, casaba, raw and Watermelon, 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
5
:
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +169.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05
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 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05

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
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
6
Watermelon

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%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
8%
Watermelon
Fats
0%
Melon
1%
Watermelon

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

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Melon Watermelon
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 Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.51g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Watermelon Opinion
Calories 28 30 Watermelon
Protein 1.11 0.61 Melon
Fats 0.1 0.15 Watermelon
Vitamin C 21.8 8.1 Melon
Carbs 6.58 7.55 Watermelon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.24 Melon
Calcium 11 7 Melon
Potassium 182 112 Melon
Magnesium 11 10 Melon
Sugar 5.69 6.2 Melon
Fiber 0.9 0.4 Melon
Copper 0.06 0.042 Melon
Zinc 0.07 0.1 Watermelon
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 5 11 Watermelon
Sodium 9 1 Watermelon
Vitamin A 0 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.05
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.033 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.021 Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232 0.178 Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084 0.221 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.045 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 0.1 Melon
Folate 8 3 Melon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.016 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.037 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.05 Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007 Watermelon
Threonine 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 Watermelon
Histidine 0.006 Watermelon
Fructose 3.36 Watermelon

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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.