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Watermelon vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Watermelon and Pineapple

  • Watermelon has less Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Watermelon, raw and Pineapple, raw, all varieties.

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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 Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Equal in Potassium - 109
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 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Equal in Potassium - 109
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 A +881%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +490.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.9%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.213
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +881%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +490.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.9%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.213

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 11.72g Pineapple
Protein 0.61g 0.54g Watermelon
Fats 0.15g 0.12g Watermelon
Carbs 7.55g 13.12g Pineapple
Calories 30kcal 50kcal Pineapple
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 3.36g 2.12g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 9.85g Watermelon
Fiber 0.4g 1.4g Pineapple
Calcium 7mg 13mg Pineapple
Iron 0.24mg 0.29mg Pineapple
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 11mg 8mg Watermelon
Potassium 112mg 109mg Watermelon
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Pineapple
Copper 0.042mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 569IU 58IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.02mg Watermelon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.032mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.213mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Folate 3µg 18µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.7µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.005mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg 0.019mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.019mg
Leucine 0.018mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.062mg 0.026mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine 0.016mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.006mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.013g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.04g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watermelon Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
10
Pineapple

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
3%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
13%
Pineapple
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.65g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.