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Winter melon vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Winter melon and Sweet potato

  • Winter melon has more Vitamin C, however Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Potassium and Manganese.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily Vitamin A needs 79% more than Winter melon.
  • Sweet potato has 5 times less Vitamin C than Winter melon. Winter melon has 13mg of Vitamin C, while Sweet potato has 2.4mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared.

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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 Zinc +103.3%
Contains more Iron +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +5516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +556.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains more Zinc +103.3%
Contains more Iron +52.5%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +5516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +556.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.4%
Contains less Sodium -50.5%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +441.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +501.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +497.1%
Contains more Folate +120%
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 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +441.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +501.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +497.1%
Contains more Folate +120%

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
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
21
Sweet potato

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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Winter melon
0%
Sweet potato

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 Sweet potato
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Sweet potato
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 - 4.18g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 13 86 Sweet potato
Protein 0.4 1.57 Sweet potato
Fats 0.2 0.05 Winter melon
Vitamin C 13 2.4 Winter melon
Carbs 3 20.12 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 0.61 Sweet potato
Calcium 19 30 Sweet potato
Potassium 6 337 Sweet potato
Magnesium 10 25 Sweet potato
Sugars 4.18 Winter melon
Fiber 2.9 3 Sweet potato
Copper 0.023 0.151 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.61 0.3 Winter melon
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 19 47 Sweet potato
Sodium 111 55 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 0 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.078 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.061 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.557 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.209 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 Sweet potato
Folate 5 11 Sweet potato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.018 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.001 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 0.014 Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.009 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.003 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.