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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 Sugars.

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
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Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Equal in Potassium - 112
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
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 Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +881%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221
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 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
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 Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +881%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.221

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
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 the food
Protein
3%
Pineapple
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
8%
Watermelon
Fats
1%
Pineapple
1%
Watermelon

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 Watermelon
Lower in Sugars 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Watermelon
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 Sugars?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sugars (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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)

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

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. 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.