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Winter melon vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Winter melon and Jalapeño

  • Winter melon has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, and Folate.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 117% more.
  • Winter melon has 37 times more Sodium than Jalapeño. Winter melon has 111mg of Sodium, while Jalapeño has 3mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Zinc +335.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +4033.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Copper +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Zinc +335.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +4033.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Copper +100%

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 B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +812.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1097.1%
Contains more Folate +440%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +812.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1097.1%
Contains more Folate +440%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 3.7g Jalapeño
Protein 0.4g 0.91g Jalapeño
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 3g 6.5g Jalapeño
Calories 13kcal 29kcal Jalapeño
Starch g g
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar g 4.12g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 2.8g Winter melon
Calcium 19mg 12mg Winter melon
Iron 0.4mg 0.25mg Winter melon
Magnesium 10mg 15mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 19mg 26mg Jalapeño
Potassium 6mg 248mg Jalapeño
Sodium 111mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.61mg 0.14mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.046mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 0IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.07mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 5µg 27µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Winter melon
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.009mg mg Winter melon
Methionine 0.003mg mg Winter melon
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.092g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.029g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.112g Jalapeño

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Winter melon Jalapeño
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
Winter melon
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Winter melon
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.076g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 108mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.