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Watermelon vs Durian - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Watermelon and Durian different?

  • Durian is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Vitamin C, Manganese, Potassium, Folate, and Vitamin B3.
  • Durian covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 28% more than Watermelon.

Watermelon, raw and Durian, raw or frozen types were 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 Calcium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +79.2%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +254.5%
Contains more Potassium +289.3%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +392.9%
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% 17% 22% 17% 39% 1% 8% 69%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +79.2%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +254.5%
Contains more Potassium +289.3%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +392.9%

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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Durian
Contains more Vitamin A +1193.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.23
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 3% 0% 0% 66% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 27% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1193.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.23

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Durian Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 23.29g Durian
Protein 0.61g 1.47g Durian
Fats 0.15g 5.33g Durian
Carbs 7.55g 27.09g Durian
Calories 30kcal 147kcal Durian
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g g Durian
Fiber 0.4g 3.8g Durian
Calcium 7mg 6mg Watermelon
Iron 0.24mg 0.43mg Durian
Magnesium 10mg 30mg Durian
Phosphorus 11mg 39mg Durian
Potassium 112mg 436mg Durian
Sodium 1mg 2mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.28mg Durian
Copper 0.042mg 0.207mg Durian
Vitamin A 569IU 44IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Watermelon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Watermelon
Vitamin C 8.1mg 19.7mg Durian
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.374mg Durian
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.2mg Durian
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 1.074mg Durian
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.23mg Durian
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.316mg Durian
Folate 3µg 36µg Durian
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Watermelon
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 g Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watermelon Durian
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
28
Durian
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
21
Durian

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
9%
Durian
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
27%
Durian
Fats
1%
Watermelon
25%
Durian

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Durian
Durian is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Durian
Durian is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.