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Winter melon vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Winter melon and Pea?

  • Pea is richer than Winter melon in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 30% more.

We used Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Peas, green, raw types in this article.

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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 Iron +267.5%
Contains more Calcium +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +3966.7%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +665.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +468.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Iron +267.5%
Contains more Calcium +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +3966.7%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +665.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +468.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +565%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +422.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +382.9%
Contains more Folate +1200%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +565%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +422.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +382.9%
Contains more Folate +1200%

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.
Winter melon Pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Pea Opinion
Calories 13kcal 81kcal Pea
Protein 0.4g 5.42g Pea
Fats 0.2g 0.4g Pea
Vitamin C 13mg 40mg Pea
Net carbs 0.1g 8.75g Pea
Carbs 3g 14.45g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 1.47mg Pea
Calcium 19mg 25mg Pea
Potassium 6mg 244mg Pea
Magnesium 10mg 33mg Pea
Sugar g 5.67g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 5.7g Pea
Copper 0.023mg 0.176mg Pea
Zinc 0.61mg 1.24mg Pea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 19mg 108mg Pea
Sodium 111mg 5mg Pea
Vitamin A 0IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E mg 0.13mg Pea
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.104mg Winter melon
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.169mg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 24.8µg Pea
Folate 5µg 65µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.071g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.035g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.187g Pea
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.037mg Pea
Threonine mg 0.203mg Pea
Isoleucine mg 0.195mg Pea
Leucine mg 0.323mg Pea
Lysine 0.009mg 0.317mg Pea
Methionine 0.003mg 0.082mg Pea
Phenylalanine mg 0.2mg Pea
Valine mg 0.235mg Pea
Histidine mg 0.107mg Pea
Fructose g 0.39g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Pea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Winter melon
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
31
Pea

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
2%
Winter melon
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
14%
Pea
Fats
1%
Winter melon
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.67g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.055g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 106mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/nutrients
  2. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.