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Watermelon vs Raisin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Watermelon and Raisin

  • Watermelon is richer in Vitamin C, yet Raisin is richer in Copper, Iron, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Raisin is 31% higher.
  • Watermelon contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Raisin. Watermelon contains 8.1mg of Vitamin C, while Raisin contains 2.3mg.

Food types used in this article are Watermelon, raw and Raisins, seedless.

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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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Raisin
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Iron +683.3%
Contains more Calcium +614.3%
Contains more Potassium +568.8%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +657.1%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +818.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 15% 67% 23% 106% 6% 44% 2%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Iron +683.3%
Contains more Calcium +614.3%
Contains more Potassium +568.8%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +657.1%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +818.2%

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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Raisin
Contains more Vitamin C +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +221.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +495.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
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 8% 0% 3% 0% 27% 29% 15% 6% 41% 0% 9% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +221.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +495.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +330.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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
12
Raisin
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
41
Raisin

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
18%
Raisin
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
79%
Raisin
Fats
1%
Watermelon
2%
Raisin

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Raisin
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 contains less Sugars?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sugars (difference - 52.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Raisin
Raisin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Raisin
Raisin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Raisin
Raisin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Raisin Opinion
Calories 30 299 Raisin
Protein 0.61 3.07 Raisin
Fats 0.15 0.46 Raisin
Vitamin C 8.1 2.3 Watermelon
Carbs 7.55 79.18 Raisin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 1.88 Raisin
Calcium 7 50 Raisin
Potassium 112 749 Raisin
Magnesium 10 32 Raisin
Sugars 6.2 59.19 Watermelon
Fiber 0.4 3.7 Raisin
Copper 0.042 0.318 Raisin
Zinc 0.1 0.22 Raisin
Starch 0 2.7 Raisin
Phosphorus 11 101 Raisin
Sodium 1 11 Watermelon
Vitamin A 569 0 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.12 Raisin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.106 Raisin
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.125 Raisin
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.766 Raisin
Vitamin B5 0.221 0.095 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.174 Raisin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 3.5 Raisin
Folate 3 5 Raisin
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.058 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.051 Raisin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.037 Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007 0.05 Raisin
Threonine 0.027 0.077 Raisin
Isoleucine 0.019 0.057 Raisin
Leucine 0.018 0.096 Raisin
Lysine 0.062 0.084 Raisin
Methionine 0.006 0.021 Raisin
Phenylalanine 0.015 0.065 Raisin
Valine 0.016 0.083 Raisin
Histidine 0.006 0.072 Raisin
Fructose 3.36 29.68 Raisin

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. Raisin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168165/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.