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Winter melon vs. Drumstick tree — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Winter melon and Drumstick tree

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Folate, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, and Vitamin B6 in Drumstick tree is higher than in Winter melon.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily need of Vitamin C 142% more than Winter melon.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Drumstick pods, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +35.6%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.2%
Contains more Potassium +7583.3%
Contains less Sodium -62.2%
Contains more Copper +265.2%
Contains more Manganese +346.6%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Equal in Iron - 0.36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8% 8% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28% 34% 4%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +35.6%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.2%
Contains more Potassium +7583.3%
Contains less Sodium -62.2%
Contains more Copper +265.2%
Contains more Manganese +346.6%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Equal in Iron - 0.36

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 B2 +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +984.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +497%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Contains more Folate +780%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +984.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +497%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Contains more Folate +780%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +425%
Contains more Carbs +184.3%
Contains more Other +223.3%
Equal in Fats - 0.2
Equal in Water - 88.2
3% 96%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 3 g
Water: 96.1 g
Other: 0.3 g
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 8.53 g
Water: 88.2 g
Other: 0.97 g
Contains more Protein +425%
Contains more Carbs +184.3%
Contains more Other +223.3%
Equal in Fats - 0.2
Equal in Water - 88.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2800%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +175.7%
11% 26% 62%
Saturated Fat: 0.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.087 g
24% 74% 2%
Saturated Fat: 0.033 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.102 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.003 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2800%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +175.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 5.33g Drumstick tree
Protein 0.4g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 3g 8.53g Drumstick tree
Calories 13kcal 37kcal Drumstick tree
Fiber 2.9g 3.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 19mg 30mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.4mg 0.36mg Winter melon
Magnesium 10mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 19mg 50mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 6mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 111mg 42mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.61mg 0.45mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.084mg Drumstick tree
Manganese 0.058mg 0.259mg Drumstick tree
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin A 0IU 74IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 4µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 13mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.053mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.074mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.62mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.12mg Drumstick tree
Folate 5µg 44µg Drumstick tree
Tryptophan 0.002mg Winter melon
Lysine 0.009mg Winter melon
Methionine 0.003mg Winter melon
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.033g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.003g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Drumstick tree
Low Fats diet Equal
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%
Winter melon
48%
Drumstick tree
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Winter melon
20%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/nutrients
  2. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.