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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 Sugars.

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
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4
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Iron +29.2%
Contains more Potassium +52.7%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Sodium - 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 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Iron +29.2%
Contains more Potassium +52.7%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
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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Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +782.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
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 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +782.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Folate +366.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
4%
Watermelon
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Watermelon
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Watermelon Lychee
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Lychee
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 contains less Sugars?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sugars (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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Watermelon Lychee Opinion
Calories 30 66 Lychee
Protein 0.61 0.83 Lychee
Fats 0.15 0.44 Lychee
Vitamin C 8.1 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 7.55 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 0.31 Lychee
Calcium 7 5 Watermelon
Potassium 112 171 Lychee
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 6.2 15.23 Watermelon
Fiber 0.4 1.3 Lychee
Copper 0.042 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.1 0.07 Watermelon
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 31 Lychee
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 569 0 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.011 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.221 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.4 Lychee
Folate 3 14 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.099 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 0.007
Threonine 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 0.041 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.015 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 Watermelon
Histidine 0.006 Watermelon
Fructose 3.36 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 of 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.