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Watermelon vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Watermelon and Longan different?

  • Longan is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan covers your daily need of Vitamin C 84% more than Watermelon.

Watermelon, raw and Longans, raw 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 +600%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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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Longan
Contains more Vitamin C +937%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031
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% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +937%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Longan Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 14.04g Longan
Protein 0.61g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.15g 0.1g Watermelon
Carbs 7.55g 15.14g Longan
Calories 30kcal 60kcal Longan
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g g Longan
Fiber 0.4g 1.1g Longan
Calcium 7mg 1mg Watermelon
Iron 0.24mg 0.13mg Watermelon
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 11mg 21mg Longan
Potassium 112mg 266mg Longan
Sodium 1mg 0mg Longan
Zinc 0.1mg 0.05mg Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg 0.169mg Longan
Vitamin A 569IU IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Watermelon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Watermelon
Vitamin C 8.1mg 84mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.031mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.3mg Longan
Vitamin B5 0.221mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg µg Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.018mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.062mg 0.046mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.016mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.006mg 0.012mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Longan
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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
13
Longan

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
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Watermelon
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.