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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 Sugars.

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
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3
Melon
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 2% 18% 7% 29% 5% 12% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +420%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
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 Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 19% 20% 16% 0% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 0% 6% 4%
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%
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 Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +60%

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
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 the food
Protein
6%
Nectarine
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Nectarine
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Nectarine
0%
Melon

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Nectarine Melon
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?
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 contains less Sugars?
Melon
Melon contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Nectarine Melon Opinion
Calories 44 28 Nectarine
Protein 1.06 1.11 Melon
Fats 0.32 0.1 Nectarine
Vitamin C 5.4 21.8 Melon
Carbs 10.55 6.58 Nectarine
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.34 Melon
Calcium 6 11 Melon
Potassium 201 182 Nectarine
Magnesium 9 11 Melon
Sugars 7.89 5.69 Melon
Fiber 1.7 0.9 Nectarine
Copper 0.086 0.06 Nectarine
Zinc 0.17 0.07 Nectarine
Starch 0.07 Nectarine
Phosphorus 26 5 Nectarine
Sodium 0 9 Nectarine
Vitamin A 332 0 Nectarine
Vitamin E 0.77 0.05 Nectarine
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.015 Nectarine
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.031 Melon
Vitamin B3 1.125 0.232 Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.185 0.084 Nectarine
Vitamin B6 0.025 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 2.5 Melon
Folate 5 8 Melon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.025
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.002 Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.039 Nectarine
Tryptophan 0.005 Nectarine
Threonine 0.009 Nectarine
Isoleucine 0.009 Nectarine
Leucine 0.014 Nectarine
Lysine 0.016 Nectarine
Methionine 0.006 Nectarine
Phenylalanine 0.021 Nectarine
Valine 0.013 Nectarine
Histidine 0.008 Nectarine
Fructose 1.37 Nectarine

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 of 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.