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Pineapple vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pineapple and Melon different?

  • Pineapple has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B1 than Melon.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Pineapple is 39% higher.
  • Pineapple contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Melon. While Pineapple contains 0.079mg of Vitamin B1, Melon contains only 0.015mg.
  • Melon has less Sugar.

Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Iron +17.2%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Iron +17.2%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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
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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +426.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.6%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +257.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
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 C +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +426.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.6%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +257.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Melon Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 5.68g Pineapple
Protein 0.54g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.12g 0.1g Pineapple
Carbs 13.12g 6.58g Pineapple
Calories 50kcal 28kcal Pineapple
Starch 0g g Pineapple
Fructose 2.12g g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 1.4g 0.9g Pineapple
Calcium 13mg 11mg Pineapple
Iron 0.29mg 0.34mg Melon
Magnesium 12mg 11mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 8mg 5mg Pineapple
Potassium 109mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 1mg 9mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Pineapple
Copper 0.11mg 0.06mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 58IU 0IU Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 47.8mg 21.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.015mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.031mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.232mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.084mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 18µg 8µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 2.5µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Pineapple
Threonine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg mg Pineapple
Methionine 0.012mg mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.025g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.002g Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.039g Pineapple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple 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
21
Pineapple
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
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%
Pineapple
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Pineapple
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Melon
Melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.