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Pea vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pea and Winter melon?

  • Pea is richer than Winter melon in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 30% more.
  • Pea has 13 times more Folate than Winter melon. While Pea has 65µg of Folate, Winter melon has only 5µg.

We used Peas, green, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw types 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
Contains more Iron +267.5%
Contains more Calcium +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +3966.7%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +665.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +468.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Iron +267.5%
Contains more Calcium +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +3966.7%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +665.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +468.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%

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
Pea
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +565%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +422.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +382.9%
Contains more Folate +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +565%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +422.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +382.9%
Contains more Folate +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%

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.
Pea Winter melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Winter melon Opinion
Calories 81kcal 13kcal Pea
Protein 5.42g 0.4g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.2g Pea
Vitamin C 40mg 13mg Pea
Net carbs 8.75g 0.1g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 3g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.47mg 0.4mg Pea
Calcium 25mg 19mg Pea
Potassium 244mg 6mg Pea
Magnesium 33mg 10mg Pea
Sugar 5.67g g Winter melon
Fiber 5.7g 2.9g Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.023mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.61mg Pea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 108mg 19mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 111mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 0IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg mg Pea
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.04mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.11mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.4mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.133mg Winter melon
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.035mg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg µg Pea
Folate 65µg 5µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.037g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.087g Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.002mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.009mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.003mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg mg Pea
Fructose 0.39g g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Winter melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Pea
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
9
Winter 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
33%
Pea
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
3%
Winter melon
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.67g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.055g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 106mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/nutrients
  2. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.