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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 Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
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 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
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 E +420%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%
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 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 16%
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 E +420%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +6300%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Common plum Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 10.02g Common plum
Protein 0.61g 0.7g Common plum
Fats 0.15g 0.28g Common plum
Carbs 7.55g 11.42g Common plum
Calories 30kcal 46kcal Common plum
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 3.36g 3.07g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 9.92g Watermelon
Fiber 0.4g 1.4g Common plum
Calcium 7mg 6mg Watermelon
Iron 0.24mg 0.17mg Watermelon
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 16mg Common plum
Potassium 112mg 157mg Common plum
Sodium 1mg 0mg Common plum
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.042mg 0.057mg Common plum
Vitamin A 569IU 345IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.26mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 9.5mg Common plum
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.028mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.026mg Common plum
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.417mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.135mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.029mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 5µg Common plum
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 6.4µg Common plum
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.009mg Common plum
Threonine 0.027mg 0.01mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.014mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg 0.015mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg 0.016mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.008mg Common plum
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.014mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg 0.016mg
Histidine 0.006mg 0.009mg Common plum
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.017g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.134g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.044g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watermelon Common plum
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 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

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.

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.