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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
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +107.1%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
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 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +107.1%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
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 A +300.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +305%
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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%
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 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +305%
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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%

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 Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Common fig Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 16.28g Common fig
Protein 0.61g 0.75g Common fig
Fats 0.15g 0.3g Common fig
Carbs 7.55g 19.18g Common fig
Calories 30kcal 74kcal Common fig
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 16.26g Watermelon
Fiber 0.4g 2.9g Common fig
Calcium 7mg 35mg Common fig
Iron 0.24mg 0.37mg Common fig
Magnesium 10mg 17mg Common fig
Phosphorus 11mg 14mg Common fig
Potassium 112mg 232mg Common fig
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.1mg 0.15mg Common fig
Copper 0.042mg 0.07mg Common fig
Vitamin A 569IU 142IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.11mg Common fig
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 2mg Watermelon
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.06mg Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.05mg Common fig
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.4mg Common fig
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.3mg Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.113mg Common fig
Folate 3µg 6µg Common fig
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 4.7µg Common fig
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg 0.024mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.023mg Common fig
Leucine 0.018mg 0.033mg Common fig
Lysine 0.062mg 0.03mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.006mg
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.018mg Common fig
Valine 0.016mg 0.028mg Common fig
Histidine 0.006mg 0.011mg Common fig
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.06g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.066g Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.144g Common fig

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Common fig
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
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

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 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)

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.