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Rambutan vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Rambutan and Melon

  • Rambutan has more Manganese, and Vitamin B3, however Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Melon is 19% higher.
  • Melon has 10 times less Manganese than Rambutan. Rambutan has 0.343mg of Manganese, while Melon has 0.035mg.

Food types used in this article are Rambutan, canned, syrup pack 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
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3
Melon
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Copper - 0.06
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 7% 4% 5% 22% 3% 4% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Equal in Copper - 0.06

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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8
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +482.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +344.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +715%
Equal in Folate - 8
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 1% 0% 0% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 0% 0% 6%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +482.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +344.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +715%
Equal in Folate - 8

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rambutan Melon Opinion
Calories 82kcal 28kcal Rambutan
Protein 0.65g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.21g 0.1g Rambutan
Vitamin C 4.9mg 21.8mg Melon
Net carbs 19.97g 5.68g Rambutan
Carbs 20.87g 6.58g Rambutan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Melon
Iron 0.35mg 0.34mg Rambutan
Calcium 22mg 11mg Rambutan
Potassium 42mg 182mg Melon
Magnesium 7mg 11mg Melon
Sugar g 5.69g Rambutan
Fiber 0.9g 0.9g
Copper 0.066mg 0.06mg Rambutan
Zinc 0.08mg 0.07mg Rambutan
Starch g g
Phosphorus 9mg 5mg Rambutan
Sodium 11mg 9mg Melon
Vitamin A 3IU 0IU Rambutan
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.013mg 0.015mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 1.352mg 0.232mg Rambutan
Vitamin B5 0.018mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0.163mg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Melon
Folate 8µg 8µg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.025g Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.002g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.039g Melon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

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Rambutan Melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Rambutan
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Rambutan
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
4%
Rambutan
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
21%
Rambutan
7%
Melon
Fats
1%
Rambutan
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rambutan
Rambutan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Melon
Melon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
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)

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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/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.