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Nectarine vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Nectarine and Melon

  • Nectarine has more Vitamin B3, however Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Melon is 18% higher.
  • Melon has 15 times less Vitamin E than Nectarine. Nectarine has 0.77mg of Vitamin E , while Melon has 0.05mg.
  • Melon is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Nectarines, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 11% 7% 12% 18% 0% 5% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Equal in Potassium - 182

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
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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +303.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +552%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 16% 0% 19% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 4% 0% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +303.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +552%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%

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.
Nectarine Melon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nectarine Melon Opinion
Net carbs 8.85g 5.68g Nectarine
Protein 1.06g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.32g 0.1g Nectarine
Carbs 10.55g 6.58g Nectarine
Calories 44kcal 28kcal Nectarine
Starch 0.07g g Nectarine
Fructose 1.37g g Nectarine
Sugar 7.89g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.7g 0.9g Nectarine
Calcium 6mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0.28mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 9mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 26mg 5mg Nectarine
Potassium 201mg 182mg Nectarine
Sodium 0mg 9mg Nectarine
Zinc 0.17mg 0.07mg Nectarine
Copper 0.086mg 0.06mg Nectarine
Vitamin A 332IU 0IU Nectarine
Vitamin E 0.77mg 0.05mg Nectarine
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.4mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.015mg Nectarine
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 1.125mg 0.232mg Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.185mg 0.084mg Nectarine
Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 5µg 8µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Nectarine
Threonine 0.009mg mg Nectarine
Isoleucine 0.009mg mg Nectarine
Leucine 0.014mg mg Nectarine
Lysine 0.016mg mg Nectarine
Methionine 0.006mg mg Nectarine
Phenylalanine 0.021mg mg Nectarine
Valine 0.013mg mg Nectarine
Histidine 0.008mg mg Nectarine
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.025g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.002g Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.039g Nectarine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nectarine Melon
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
10
Nectarine
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Nectarine
8
Melon

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
6%
Nectarine
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Nectarine
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Nectarine
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Nectarine
Nectarine contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nectarine
Nectarine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Nectarine
Nectarine is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.025 g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/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.