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Pear vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pear and Melon

  • Pear has more Fiber, however Melon is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Melon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 19% more than Pear.
  • Melon contains 3 times less Fiber than Pear. Pear contains 3.1g of Fiber, while Melon contains 0.9g.
  • Melon has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Pears, 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
Pear
4
:
4
Melon
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%

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
Pear
3
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7
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +76%
Contains more Vitamin C +407%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +462.1%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
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 +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +76%
Contains more Vitamin C +407%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +462.1%
Contains more Folate +14.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Melon Opinion
Net carbs 12.13g 5.68g Pear
Protein 0.36g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.14g 0.1g Pear
Carbs 15.23g 6.58g Pear
Calories 57kcal 28kcal Pear
Starch g g
Fructose 6.42g g Pear
Sugar 9.75g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 3.1g 0.9g Pear
Calcium 9mg 11mg Melon
Iron 0.18mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 7mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 12mg 5mg Pear
Potassium 116mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 1mg 9mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Pear
Copper 0.082mg 0.06mg Pear
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Pear
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.05mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.3mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.015mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 0.232mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.049mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 7µg 8µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.4µg 2.5µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Pear
Threonine 0.011mg mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg mg Pear
Methionine 0.002mg mg Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011mg mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.025g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g 0.002g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.039g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear 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
5
Pear
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
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
2%
Pear
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Pear
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.06g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.