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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
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4
Longan
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
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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3
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 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 280% 0% 0% 0% 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

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
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 the food
Protein
4%
Watermelon
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Watermelon
0%
Longan

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Longan
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 is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (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 - 76)
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 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 Longan Opinion
Calories 30 60 Longan
Protein 0.61 1.31 Longan
Fats 0.15 0.1 Watermelon
Vitamin C 8.1 84 Longan
Carbs 7.55 15.14 Longan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Watermelon
Iron 0.24 0.13 Watermelon
Calcium 7 1 Watermelon
Potassium 112 266 Longan
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 6.2 Longan
Fiber 0.4 1.1 Longan
Copper 0.042 0.169 Longan
Zinc 0.1 0.05 Watermelon
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 21 Longan
Sodium 1 0 Longan
Vitamin A 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 Watermelon
Vitamin D 0 Watermelon
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.031 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.14 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.3 Longan
Vitamin B5 0.221 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Watermelon
Folate 3 Watermelon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007 Watermelon
Threonine 0.027 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.019 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.018 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.062 0.046 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.015 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.016 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.006 0.012 Longan
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 seperately 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. 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.