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Watermelon vs. Jalapeño — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Watermelon and Jalapeño

  • Jalapeño is higher than Watermelon in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Folate.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily Vitamin C needs 123% more than Watermelon.
  • Watermelon contains 2 times more Sugar than Jalapeño. While Watermelon contains 6.2g of Sugar, Jalapeño contains only 4.12g.

Food varieties used in this article are Watermelon, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +121.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Manganese +155.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Copper - 0.046
Equal in Selenium - 0.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14% 5% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +121.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Manganese +155.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Copper - 0.046
Equal in Selenium - 0.4

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +7060%
Contains more Vitamin C +1364.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +619.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +831.1%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Choline +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +18400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 3% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Contains more Vitamin A +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +7060%
Contains more Vitamin C +1364.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +619.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +831.1%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Choline +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +18400%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +16.2%
Contains more Protein +49.2%
Contains more Fats +146.7%
Contains more Other +120.8%
Equal in Water - 91.69
8% 91%
Protein: 0.61 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.45 g
Other: 0.24 g
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
Contains more Carbs +16.2%
Contains more Protein +49.2%
Contains more Fats +146.7%
Contains more Other +120.8%
Equal in Water - 91.69

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +124%
16% 36% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
39% 12% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.112 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +124%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +27.8%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Glucose - 1.48
19% 25% 54%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 1.21 g
Glucose: 1.58 g
Fructose: 3.36 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.06 g
Galactose: 0 g
36% 64%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 1.48 g
Fructose: 2.63 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +27.8%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Glucose - 1.48

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Watermelon Jalapeño
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 3.7g Watermelon
Protein 0.61g 0.91g Jalapeño
Fats 0.15g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 7.55g 6.5g Watermelon
Calories 30kcal 29kcal Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g 2.63g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 4.12g Jalapeño
Fiber 0.4g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 7mg 12mg Jalapeño
Iron 0.24mg 0.25mg Jalapeño
Magnesium 10mg 15mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 11mg 26mg Jalapeño
Potassium 112mg 248mg Jalapeño
Sodium 1mg 3mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.14mg Jalapeño
Copper 0.042mg 0.046mg Jalapeño
Manganese 0.038mg 0.097mg Jalapeño
Selenium 0.4µg 0.4µg
Vitamin A 569IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin A RAE 28µg 54µg Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.05mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 8.1mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 3µg 27µg Jalapeño
Choline 4.1mg 7.5mg Jalapeño
Vitamin K 0.1µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg Watermelon
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.092g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.029g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.112g Jalapeño
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Jalapeño
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Watermelon
59%
Jalapeño
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Watermelon
9%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.076g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.08g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.