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Winter melon vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Winter melon and Pimiento?

  • Winter melon has less Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin B6 than Pimiento.
  • Pimiento's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 80% higher.
  • Winter melon has 8 times more Sodium than Pimiento. Winter melon has 111mg of Sodium, while Pimiento has 14mg.

We used Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Pimento, canned types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +221.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Potassium +2533.3%
Contains more Copper +113%
Contains less Sodium -87.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 2% 14% 5% 17% 6% 8% 2%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +221.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Potassium +2533.3%
Contains more Copper +113%
Contains less Sodium -87.4%

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 B1 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1230%
Contains more Vitamin C +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +514.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
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 283% 160% 14% 0% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 0% 21% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1230%
Contains more Vitamin C +553.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +514.3%
Contains more Folate +20%

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
Winter melon
47
Pimiento
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
14
Pimiento

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

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.
Winter melon Pimiento
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Pimiento
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?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sugars (difference - 2.71g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sodium (difference - 97mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pimiento
Pimiento 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Winter melon Pimiento Opinion
Calories 13 23 Pimiento
Protein 0.4 1.1 Pimiento
Fats 0.2 0.3 Pimiento
Vitamin C 13 84.9 Pimiento
Carbs 3 5.1 Pimiento
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 1.68 Pimiento
Calcium 19 6 Winter melon
Potassium 6 158 Pimiento
Magnesium 10 6 Winter melon
Sugars 2.71 Winter melon
Fiber 2.9 1.9 Winter melon
Copper 0.023 0.049 Pimiento
Zinc 0.61 0.19 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 19 17 Winter melon
Sodium 111 14 Pimiento
Vitamin A 0 2655 Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.69 Pimiento
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.017 Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.06 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.615 Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.01 Winter melon
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.215 Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 8.3 Pimiento
Folate 5 6 Pimiento
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.045 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.02 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.161 Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.002 0.014 Pimiento
Threonine 0.04 Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.036 Pimiento
Leucine 0.058 Pimiento
Lysine 0.009 0.049 Pimiento
Methionine 0.003 0.013 Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.034 Pimiento
Valine 0.046 Pimiento
Histidine 0.022 Pimiento
Fructose

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/nutrients
  2. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.