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Orange vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Orange and Melon

  • Orange has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B1 and Folate, while Melon has more Vitamin B6.
  • Orange covers your daily need of Vitamin C 35% more than Melon.
  • Orange contains 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Melon. While Orange contains 0.087mg of Vitamin B1, Melon contains only 0.015mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Melon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 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
Orange
3
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4
Melon
Contains more Calcium +263.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +240%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Calcium +263.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +240%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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
Orange
8
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2
Melon
Contains more Vitamin C +144%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.6%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
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 C +144%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.6%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
24
Orange
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
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%
Orange
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Orange
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.
Orange Melon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Orange 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?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Orange
Orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Melon
Melon contains less Sugars (difference - 3.66g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Orange Melon Opinion
Calories 47 28 Orange
Protein 0.94 1.11 Melon
Fats 0.12 0.1 Orange
Vitamin C 53.2 21.8 Orange
Carbs 11.75 6.58 Orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.1 0.34 Melon
Calcium 40 11 Orange
Potassium 181 182 Melon
Magnesium 10 11 Melon
Sugars 9.35 5.69 Melon
Fiber 2.4 0.9 Orange
Copper 0.045 0.06 Melon
Zinc 0.07 0.07
Starch
Phosphorus 14 5 Orange
Sodium 0 9 Orange
Vitamin A 225 0 Orange
Vitamin E 0.18 0.05 Orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.015 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.031 Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282 0.232 Orange
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.084 Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.5 Melon
Folate 30 8 Orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.015 0.025 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.002 Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025 0.039 Melon
Tryptophan 0.009 Orange
Threonine 0.015 Orange
Isoleucine 0.025 Orange
Leucine 0.023 Orange
Lysine 0.047 Orange
Methionine 0.02 Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031 Orange
Valine 0.04 Orange
Histidine 0.018 Orange
Fructose

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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.