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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.
  • 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
:
2
Melon
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
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
:
2
Melon
Contains more Vitamin C +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
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 +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya 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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.