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Watermelon vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Watermelon and Common plum

  • Common plum is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin K.
  • The amount of Sugar in Watermelon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Watermelon, raw and Plums, 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 Iron +41.2%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 2% 14% 5% 19% 3% 7% 0%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
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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Contains more Vitamin A +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
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 32% 21% 6% 0% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 0% 16% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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 plum
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
7
Common plum

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
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
11%
Common plum
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Common plum

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

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Watermelon Common plum
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 - 3.72g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Common plum Opinion
Calories 30 46 Common plum
Protein 0.61 0.7 Common plum
Fats 0.15 0.28 Common plum
Vitamin C 8.1 9.5 Common plum
Carbs 7.55 11.42 Common plum
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 0.17 Watermelon
Calcium 7 6 Watermelon
Potassium 112 157 Common plum
Magnesium 10 7 Watermelon
Sugar 6.2 9.92 Watermelon
Fiber 0.4 1.4 Common plum
Copper 0.042 0.057 Common plum
Zinc 0.1 0.1
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 11 16 Common plum
Sodium 1 0 Common plum
Vitamin A 569 345 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.26 Common plum
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.028 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.026 Common plum
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.417 Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.221 0.135 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.029 Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 6.4 Common plum
Folate 3 5 Common plum
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.017 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.134 Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.044 Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007 0.009 Common plum
Threonine 0.027 0.01 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 0.014 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 0.015 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 0.016 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 0.008 Common plum
Phenylalanine 0.015 0.014 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 0.016
Histidine 0.006 0.009 Common plum
Fructose 3.36 3.07 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 plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.