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Watermelon vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Watermelon and Cherry different?

  • Cherry has more Copper than Watermelon.

Watermelon, raw and Cherries, sour, red, 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
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +147.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +147.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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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Cherry
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2000%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.044
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 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2000%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.044

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 10.58g Cherry
Protein 0.61g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.15g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 7.55g 12.18g Cherry
Calories 30kcal 50kcal Cherry
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 6.2g 8.49g Watermelon
Fiber 0.4g 1.6g Cherry
Calcium 7mg 16mg Cherry
Iron 0.24mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 15mg Cherry
Potassium 112mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium 1mg 3mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.042mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 569IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.07mg Cherry
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 10mg Cherry
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.03mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.143mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.044mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 8µg Cherry
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.068g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Cherry
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
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
10
Cherry

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
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
12%
Cherry
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cherry
Cherry 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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.