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Papaya vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Melon different?

  • Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, however Melon is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 43% higher.
  • Papaya contains 5 times more Folate than Melon. While Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, Melon contains only 8µg.
  • Melon has less Sugar.

Papayas, raw and Melons, casaba, 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
Papaya
5
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2
Melon
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
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
Papaya
8
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2
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.4%
Contains more Folate +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +328.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
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 +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.4%
Contains more Folate +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +328.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Melon Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 5.68g Papaya
Protein 0.47g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.26g 0.1g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 6.58g Papaya
Calories 43kcal 28kcal Papaya
Starch 0g g Papaya
Fructose 3.73g g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.7g 0.9g Papaya
Calcium 20mg 11mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 21mg 11mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 5mg Papaya
Potassium 182mg 182mg
Sodium 8mg 9mg Papaya
Zinc 0.08mg 0.07mg Papaya
Copper 0.045mg 0.06mg Melon
Vitamin A 950IU 0IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.05mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg 21.8mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.015mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.232mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.084mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 37µg 8µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 2.5µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.002g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.039g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya 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
28
Papaya
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
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
3%
Papaya
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Papaya
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.13g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.