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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 Sugars.

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
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Melon
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Iron +17.2%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
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 C +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 160% 4% 1% 0% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 0% 2% 14%
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 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
3%
Pineapple
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Pineapple
0%
Melon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pineapple 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?
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 contains less Sugars?
Melon
Melon contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pineapple Melon Opinion
Calories 50 28 Pineapple
Protein 0.54 1.11 Melon
Fats 0.12 0.1 Pineapple
Vitamin C 47.8 21.8 Pineapple
Carbs 13.12 6.58 Pineapple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.29 0.34 Melon
Calcium 13 11 Pineapple
Potassium 109 182 Melon
Magnesium 12 11 Pineapple
Sugars 9.85 5.69 Melon
Fiber 1.4 0.9 Pineapple
Copper 0.11 0.06 Pineapple
Zinc 0.12 0.07 Pineapple
Starch 0 Pineapple
Phosphorus 8 5 Pineapple
Sodium 1 9 Pineapple
Vitamin A 58 0 Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02 0.05 Melon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.079 0.015 Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.031 Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.232 Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213 0.084 Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112 0.163 Melon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 2.5 Melon
Folate 18 8 Pineapple
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.009 0.025 Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.002 Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04 0.039 Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005 Pineapple
Threonine 0.019 Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019 Pineapple
Leucine 0.024 Pineapple
Lysine 0.026 Pineapple
Methionine 0.012 Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021 Pineapple
Valine 0.024 Pineapple
Histidine 0.01 Pineapple
Fructose 2.12 Pineapple

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 of 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.