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Watermelon vs. Purple mangosteen — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Watermelon and Purple mangosteen

  • Watermelon has more Vitamin C, however, Purple mangosteen is higher in Folate, and Fiber.
  • Watermelon has 3 times more Vitamin C than Purple mangosteen. While Watermelon has 8.1mg of Vitamin C, Purple mangosteen has only 2.9mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Watermelon, raw and Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack.

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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 more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Contains more Manganese +168.4%
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% 12% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6% 24% 14% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Contains more Manganese +168.4%

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 +1525.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +590.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
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 3% 0% 0% 10% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 24% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1525.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +590.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%
Contains more Folate +933.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +48.8%
Contains more Water +13%
Contains more Other +50%
Contains more Fats +286.7%
Contains more Carbs +137.2%
8% 91%
Protein: 0.61 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.45 g
Other: 0.24 g
18% 81%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 0.58 g
Carbs: 17.91 g
Water: 80.94 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Protein +48.8%
Contains more Water +13%
Contains more Other +50%
Contains more Fats +286.7%
Contains more Carbs +137.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Purple mangosteen Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 16.11g Purple mangosteen
Protein 0.61g 0.41g Watermelon
Fats 0.15g 0.58g Purple mangosteen
Carbs 7.55g 17.91g Purple mangosteen
Calories 30kcal 73kcal Purple mangosteen
Fructose 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g Purple mangosteen
Fiber 0.4g 1.8g Purple mangosteen
Calcium 7mg 12mg Purple mangosteen
Iron 0.24mg 0.3mg Purple mangosteen
Magnesium 10mg 13mg Purple mangosteen
Phosphorus 11mg 8mg Watermelon
Potassium 112mg 48mg Watermelon
Sodium 1mg 7mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.21mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.042mg 0.069mg Purple mangosteen
Manganese 0.038mg 0.102mg Purple mangosteen
Selenium 0.4µg Watermelon
Vitamin A 569IU 35IU Watermelon
Vitamin A RAE 28µg 2µg Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg Watermelon
Vitamin C 8.1mg 2.9mg Watermelon
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.286mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.032mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.018mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 31µg Purple mangosteen
Choline 4.1mg Watermelon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Watermelon
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 Purple mangosteen
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Purple mangosteen
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
6%
Purple mangosteen
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Watermelon
7%
Purple mangosteen

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $4.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.