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Mulberry vs. Melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mulberry and Melon

  • Mulberry has more Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B2, while Melon has more Vitamin B6.
  • Mulberry covers your daily need of Iron 19% more than Melon.
  • Mulberry contains 17 times more Vitamin E than Melon. While Mulberry contains 0.87mg of Vitamin E , Melon contains only 0.05mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Melon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mulberries, raw and Melons, casaba, 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.
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Melon
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Iron +444.1%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +660%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Sodium - 9
Equal in Copper - 0.06
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 70% 13% 17% 18% 2% 4% 20% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Iron +444.1%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +660%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Sodium - 9
Equal in Copper - 0.06

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.
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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1640%
Contains more Vitamin C +67%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.2%
Contains more Choline +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +212%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +226%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 18% 0% 122% 8% 24% 12% 0% 12% 5% 0% 7% 20%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1640%
Contains more Vitamin C +67%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.2%
Contains more Choline +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +212%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +226%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Melon
Contains more Protein +29.7%
Contains more Fats +290%
Contains more Carbs +48.9%
Contains more Other +91.7%
Equal in Water - 91.85
10% 88%
Protein: 1.44 g
Fats: 0.39 g
Carbs: 9.8 g
Water: 87.68 g
Other: 0.69 g
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
Contains more Protein +29.7%
Contains more Fats +290%
Contains more Carbs +48.9%
Contains more Other +91.7%
Equal in Water - 91.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Melon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1950%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +430.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.025
10% 15% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.041 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.207 g
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1950%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +430.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.025

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mulberry Melon Opinion
Net carbs 8.1g 5.68g Mulberry
Protein 1.44g 1.11g Mulberry
Fats 0.39g 0.1g Mulberry
Carbs 9.8g 6.58g Mulberry
Calories 43kcal 28kcal Mulberry
Sugar 8.1g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.7g 0.9g Mulberry
Calcium 39mg 11mg Mulberry
Iron 1.85mg 0.34mg Mulberry
Magnesium 18mg 11mg Mulberry
Phosphorus 38mg 5mg Mulberry
Potassium 194mg 182mg Mulberry
Sodium 10mg 9mg Melon
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Mulberry
Copper 0.06mg 0.06mg
Manganese 0.035mg Melon
Selenium 0.6µg 0.4µg Mulberry
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Mulberry
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Mulberry
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.05mg Mulberry
Vitamin C 36.4mg 21.8mg Mulberry
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.015mg Mulberry
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.031mg Mulberry
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.232mg Mulberry
Vitamin B5 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 6µg 8µg Melon
Choline 12.3mg 7.6mg Mulberry
Vitamin K 7.8µg 2.5µg Mulberry
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.041g 0.002g Mulberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.207g 0.039g Mulberry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mulberry Melon
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
17%
Mulberry
11%
Melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Mulberry
7%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mulberry
Mulberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Mulberry
Mulberry is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mulberry
Mulberry is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mulberry
Mulberry is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Melon
Melon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
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. Mulberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169913/nutrients
  2. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.