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Watermelon

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Watermelon review: 99 facts and highlights

Watermelon
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Watermelon

Why is Watermelon better than the average?

  • Smaller amount of sugars per 100g
    ?

    6.2gvs8.92g
  • Less sucrose per 100g
    ?

    1.21gvs2.01g
  • Less fructose per 100g
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    3.36gvs3.7g
  • More vitamin A (RAE) per 100g
    ?

    28µgvs13.26µg
  • More maltose per 100g
    ?

    0.06gvs0.02g
  • More vitamin A (IU) per 100g
    ?

    569IUvs265.9IU
  • Higher water content per 100g
    ?

    91.45gvs84.11g
  • More pantothenic acid per 100g
    ?

    0.22mgvs0.2mg

General values

1. more proteins per 100g
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Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Tamarind

2.8g

0.61g

2. more dietary fiber per 100g
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Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.

Best

Lemon Peel

10.6g

0.4g

3. more caffeine per 100g
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Caffeine is a psychoactive substance that stimulates the central nervous system. It increases energy levels and boosts concentration.

Best

Yellow Passion Fruit Juice

0g

0g

4. more food energy (kcal) per 100g
?

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Tamarind

239kcal

30kcal

5. more lipids per 100g
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Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

California Avocados

15.41g

0.15g

6. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
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The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Tamarind

1000kJ

127kJ

Sugars

1. smaller amount of sugars per 100g
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The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Best

California Avocados

0.3g

6.2g

2. less sucrose per 100g
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Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.

Best

Florida Avocados

0g

1.21g

3. more glucose per 100g
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Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the main source of energy.

Best

Jackfruit

9.48g

1.58g

4. less fructose per 100g
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Fructose, also called fruit sugar, is a monosaccharide which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Consuming too much fructose can cause high blood pressure.

Best

California Avocados

0.08g

3.36g

5. more carbohydrates per 100g
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Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Tamarind

62.5g

7.55g

6. more galactose per 100g
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Galactose is one of the monosaccharides found in lactose. It is less sweet than glucose and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system.

Best

Sweet Cherry

0.59g

0g

Minerals

1. more magnesium per 100g
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Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Tamarind

92mg

10mg

2. more iron per 100g
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Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Tamarind

2.8mg

0.24mg

3. more calcium per 100g
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Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.

Best

Hibiscus

215mg

7mg

4. more sodium per 100g
?

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Best

Strawberry Guava

37mg

1mg

5. more phosphorus per 100g
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Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.

Best

Tamarind

113mg

11mg

6. more manganese per 100g
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Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.

Best

Lime

8mg

0.04mg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin B12 per 100g
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Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.

Best

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

0.08µg

0µg

2. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g
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Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.

Best

Cantaloupe Melon

3382IU

569IU

3. more vitamin E (added) per 100g
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The added amount of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is a synthetic form of the natural vitamin E that is added to foods to increase their nutritional value.

Best

Yellow Passion Fruit Juice

0mg

0mg

4. more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g
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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily important for maintaining healthy vision. It also acts as an antioxidant and is important for the health of teeth, bones, soft tissues and skin. RAE (Retinol Activity Equivalent) is the unit of measurement the scientific community prefers.

Best

Cantaloupe Melon

169µg

28µg

5. more vitamin C per 100g
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Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Acerola

1677.6mg

8.1mg

6. more vitamin D per 100g
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Rarely present in foods, vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin usually obtained through sun exposure. It facilitates the absorption of calcium which is essential for bone health.

Best

Extra Sweet Pineapple

0IU

0IU

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g
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Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

Best

Tangerine Juice

8g

0.02g

2. more tryptophan per 100g
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Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.

Best

Orange

9g

7g

3. more isoleucine per 100g
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Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

White Grapefruit (California)

9g

0.02g

4. more leucine per 100g
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Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Guava

0.17g

0.02g

5. more lysine per 100g
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Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Orange Juice

9g

0.06g

6. more methionine per 100g
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Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Navel Orange

9g

6g

Antioxidants

1. more formononetin per 100g
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Formononetin has an estrogen-like effect and is abundant in plants and herbs, particularly in beans and soy.

Best

White Grapefruit

0.05mg

0mg

2. more apigenin per 100g
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Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound found in plants and herbs, especially in chamomile plants. It has anxiety reducing and mild sedative effects, as well as antioxidant properties.

Best

Kumquat

21.9mg

0mg

3. more luteolin per 100g
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Luteolin is a bioflavonoid found in plants and herbs. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Best

Lemon (without peel)

1.9mg

0.5mg

4. more kaempferol per 100g
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Kaempferol is a bioflavonoid found in many plants. It has antioxidant properties and is currently being used in cancer research, as it is thought to reduce the risk of various cancers.

Best

Blueberry

1.7mg

0.4mg

5. more myricetin per 100g
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Myricetin is a bioflavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as in red wine. It has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, and can potentially protect cells from carcinogenic mutations.

Best

Cranberry

6.6mg

0mg

6. more quercetin content per 100g
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Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in many plants and grains, known for its positive effects on the immune system and for its antioxidant properties. It often used in treating allergies.

Best

Elderberry

26.8mg

0mg

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