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Watermelon vs Persimmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Watermelon and Persimmon

  • Watermelon contains less Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium than Persimmon.
  • Persimmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 64% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Watermelon, raw and Persimmons, native, 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 +285.7%
Contains more Iron +941.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
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 9% 94% 0% 12% 28% 1% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +285.7%
Contains more Iron +941.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
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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Contains more Vitamin C +714.8%
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% 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +714.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Persimmon Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 33.5g Persimmon
Protein 0.61g 0.8g Persimmon
Fats 0.15g 0.4g Persimmon
Carbs 7.55g 33.5g Persimmon
Calories 30kcal 127kcal Persimmon
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g g Persimmon
Fiber 0.4g g Watermelon
Calcium 7mg 27mg Persimmon
Iron 0.24mg 2.5mg Persimmon
Magnesium 10mg mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 26mg Persimmon
Potassium 112mg 310mg Persimmon
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.1mg mg Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg mg Watermelon
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 66mg Persimmon
Vitamin B1 0.033mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178mg mg Watermelon
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 0.014mg Persimmon
Threonine 0.027mg 0.041mg Persimmon
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.035mg Persimmon
Leucine 0.018mg 0.058mg Persimmon
Lysine 0.062mg 0.045mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.007mg Persimmon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.036mg Persimmon
Valine 0.016mg 0.042mg Persimmon
Histidine 0.006mg 0.016mg Persimmon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g g Persimmon
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 Persimmon
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
18
Persimmon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
18
Persimmon

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%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
34%
Persimmon
Fats
1%
Watermelon
2%
Persimmon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/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.