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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
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%

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 Pimiento
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 Pimiento Opinion
Calories 13kcal 23kcal Pimiento
Protein 0.4g 1.1g Pimiento
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Pimiento
Vitamin C 13mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Net carbs 0.1g 3.2g Pimiento
Carbs 3g 5.1g Pimiento
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Calcium 19mg 6mg Winter melon
Potassium 6mg 158mg Pimiento
Magnesium 10mg 6mg Winter melon
Sugar g 2.71g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 1.9g Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.049mg Pimiento
Zinc 0.61mg 0.19mg Winter melon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 19mg 17mg Winter melon
Sodium 111mg 14mg Pimiento
Vitamin A 0IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin E mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.017mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.06mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.615mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.01mg Winter melon
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Folate 5µg 6µg Pimiento
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.045g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.02g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.161g Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Threonine mg 0.04mg Pimiento
Isoleucine mg 0.036mg Pimiento
Leucine mg 0.058mg Pimiento
Lysine 0.009mg 0.049mg Pimiento
Methionine 0.003mg 0.013mg Pimiento
Phenylalanine mg 0.034mg Pimiento
Valine mg 0.046mg Pimiento
Histidine mg 0.022mg Pimiento
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
2%
Winter melon
7%
Pimiento
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
5%
Pimiento
Fats
1%
Winter melon
1%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.