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Watermelon vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Watermelon and Apple different?

  • Apple has more Fiber than Watermelon.

Watermelon, raw and Apples, raw, with skin 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 +16.7%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Equal in Potassium - 107
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Equal in Potassium - 107
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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Apple
Contains more Vitamin A +953.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +262.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.041
Equal in Folate - 3
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +953.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +262.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.041
Equal in Folate - 3

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Apple Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 11.41g Apple
Protein 0.61g 0.26g Watermelon
Fats 0.15g 0.17g Apple
Carbs 7.55g 13.81g Apple
Calories 30kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch 0g 0.05g Apple
Fructose 3.36g 5.9g Apple
Sugar 6.2g 10.39g Watermelon
Fiber 0.4g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 7mg 6mg Watermelon
Iron 0.24mg 0.12mg Watermelon
Magnesium 10mg 5mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 11mg
Potassium 112mg 107mg Watermelon
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg 0.027mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 569IU 54IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 4.6mg Watermelon
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.017mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.026mg Apple
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.091mg Watermelon
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.061mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.041mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.001mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg 0.013mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg 0.012mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.001mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg 0.012mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg 0.005mg Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.028g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.007g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.051g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Apple
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
9
Watermelon
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
4
Apple

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%
Watermelon
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
14%
Apple
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.19g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.