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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
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Contains more Iron +941.7%
Contains more Calcium +285.7%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
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 94% 9% 28% 0% 0% 0% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +941.7%
Contains more Calcium +285.7%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.4%
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 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 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +714.8%

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
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 the food
Protein
4%
Watermelon
5%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
34%
Persimmon
Fats
1%
Watermelon
2%
Persimmon

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Persimmon
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 - $2.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sugars (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 - 26)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 Persimmon Opinion
Calories 30 127 Persimmon
Protein 0.61 0.8 Persimmon
Fats 0.15 0.4 Persimmon
Vitamin C 8.1 66 Persimmon
Carbs 7.55 33.5 Persimmon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Watermelon
Iron 0.24 2.5 Persimmon
Calcium 7 27 Persimmon
Potassium 112 310 Persimmon
Magnesium 10 Watermelon
Sugars 6.2 Persimmon
Fiber 0.4 Watermelon
Copper 0.042 Watermelon
Zinc 0.1 Watermelon
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 26 Persimmon
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 Watermelon
Vitamin D 0 Watermelon
Vitamin B1 0.033 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021 Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178 Watermelon
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 Persimmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007 0.014 Persimmon
Threonine 0.027 0.041 Persimmon
Isoleucine 0.019 0.035 Persimmon
Leucine 0.018 0.058 Persimmon
Lysine 0.062 0.045 Watermelon
Methionine 0.006 0.007 Persimmon
Phenylalanine 0.015 0.036 Persimmon
Valine 0.016 0.042 Persimmon
Histidine 0.006 0.016 Persimmon
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. 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.