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Winter melon vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Winter melon and Shallot

  • Winter melon has more Vitamin B2, and Vitamin C, however Shallot is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Folate, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Shallot covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 24% more than Winter melon.
  • Shallot has 9 times less Sodium than Winter melon. Winter melon has 111mg of Sodium, while Shallot has 12mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Shallots, 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 Zinc +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%
Contains more Potassium +5466.7%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Copper +282.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Contains more Zinc +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%
Contains more Potassium +5466.7%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Copper +282.6%

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 C +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +885.7%
Contains more Folate +580%
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 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +885.7%
Contains more Folate +580%

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 Shallot
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 Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 13.6g Shallot
Protein 0.4g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Winter melon
Carbs 3g 16.8g Shallot
Calories 13kcal 72kcal Shallot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 7.87g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 3.2g Shallot
Calcium 19mg 37mg Shallot
Iron 0.4mg 1.2mg Shallot
Magnesium 10mg 21mg Shallot
Phosphorus 19mg 60mg Shallot
Potassium 6mg 334mg Shallot
Sodium 111mg 12mg Shallot
Zinc 0.61mg 0.4mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.088mg Shallot
Vitamin A 0IU 4IU Shallot
Vitamin E mg 0.04mg Shallot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 8mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.06mg Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.02mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.2mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.29mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 5µg 34µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.8µg Shallot
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.009mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.003mg 0.027mg Shallot
Phenylalanine mg 0.081mg Shallot
Valine mg 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine mg 0.043mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.017g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.014g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.039g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Winter melon Shallot
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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Winter melon
0%
Shallot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.87g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 99mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shallot
Shallot 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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.