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Watermelon vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Watermelon and Lychee

  • The amount of Vitamin C, and Copper in Lychee is higher than in Watermelon.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 70% more than Watermelon.
  • Watermelon contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Watermelon, raw and Litchis, 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 +40%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Iron +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +52.7%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
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 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Iron +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +52.7%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
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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7
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +782.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +782.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 0.61g 0.83g Lychee
Fats 0.15g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 7.55g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 30kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 15.23g Watermelon
Fiber 0.4g 1.3g Lychee
Calcium 7mg 5mg Watermelon
Iron 0.24mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 11mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 112mg 171mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 569IU 0IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.07mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.011mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.221mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate 3µg 14µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.007mg
Threonine 0.027mg mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg 0.041mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.009mg Lychee
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 0.099g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watermelon Lychee
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
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
13
Lychee

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%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Watermelon
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.03g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.083g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee 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)
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.

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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.