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Watermelon vs Common fig - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Watermelon and Common fig

  • Watermelon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Common fig is higher in Fiber, and Vitamin B6.
  • Watermelon contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Common fig. While Watermelon contains 8.1mg of Vitamin C, Common fig contains only 2mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Watermelon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Watermelon, raw and Figs, 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 +54.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 11% 21% 13% 24% 5% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
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 +305%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%
Contains more Folate +100%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 9% 3% 0% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 0% 12% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +305%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%
Contains more Folate +100%

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
9
Common fig
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
11
Common fig

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
5%
Common fig
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
19%
Common fig
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Common fig

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 Common fig
Lower in Sugar 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
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Common fig
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 is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.06g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Common fig
Common fig is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common fig
Common fig 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

Nutrient Watermelon Common fig Opinion
Calories 30 74 Common fig
Protein 0.61 0.75 Common fig
Fats 0.15 0.3 Common fig
Vitamin C 8.1 2 Watermelon
Carbs 7.55 19.18 Common fig
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 0.37 Common fig
Calcium 7 35 Common fig
Potassium 112 232 Common fig
Magnesium 10 17 Common fig
Sugar 6.2 16.26 Watermelon
Fiber 0.4 2.9 Common fig
Copper 0.042 0.07 Common fig
Zinc 0.1 0.15 Common fig
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 14 Common fig
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 569 142 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.11 Common fig
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.06 Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.05 Common fig
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.4 Common fig
Vitamin B5 0.221 0.3 Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.113 Common fig
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 4.7 Common fig
Folate 3 6 Common fig
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.06 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.066 Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.144 Common fig
Tryptophan 0.007 0.006 Watermelon
Threonine 0.027 0.024 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 0.023 Common fig
Leucine 0.018 0.033 Common fig
Lysine 0.062 0.03 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 0.006
Phenylalanine 0.015 0.018 Common fig
Valine 0.016 0.028 Common fig
Histidine 0.006 0.011 Common fig
Fructose 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 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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.