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Pineapple vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pineapple and Watermelon

  • Watermelon has less Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.
  • Pineapple has 24 times more Manganese than Watermelon. Pineapple has 0.927mg of Manganese, while Watermelon has 0.038mg.
  • Watermelon is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Watermelon, 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
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Equal in Potassium - 112
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Equal in Potassium - 112
Equal in Sodium - 1

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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Contains more Vitamin C +490.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.9%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +881%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221
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 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +490.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.9%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +881%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221

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 Watermelon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Watermelon Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 7.15g Pineapple
Protein 0.54g 0.61g Watermelon
Fats 0.12g 0.15g Watermelon
Carbs 13.12g 7.55g Pineapple
Calories 50kcal 30kcal Pineapple
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 2.12g 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar 9.85g 6.2g Watermelon
Fiber 1.4g 0.4g Pineapple
Calcium 13mg 7mg Pineapple
Iron 0.29mg 0.24mg Pineapple
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 8mg 11mg Watermelon
Potassium 109mg 112mg Watermelon
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Pineapple
Copper 0.11mg 0.042mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 58IU 569IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.05mg Watermelon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 47.8mg 8.1mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.033mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.178mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.045mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 3µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0.1µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.019mg 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.019mg
Leucine 0.024mg 0.018mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.012mg 0.006mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg 0.015mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg 0.016mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg 0.006mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.016g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.05g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pineapple Watermelon
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
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
6
Watermelon

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
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
8%
Watermelon
Fats
1%
Pineapple
1%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.65g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/nutrients
  2. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.