Honeydew vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Honeydew and Tomato


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of honeydew versus tomato (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in honeydew and tomato:

  • Both honeydew and tomato are high in Vitamin C and potassium.
  • Tomato has 68% less sugar than honeydew.
Detailed nutritional comparison of honeydew and tomato is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Honeydew (Melons, honeydew, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between honeydew and tomato. marks particularly rich nutrients.


Calories and Carbs

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Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts of calories - honeydew has 36 calories per 100 grams and tomato has 18 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, honeydew is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to tomato per calorie. Honeydew has a macronutrient ratio of 6:91:4 and for tomato, 17:70:13 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Honeydew Tomato
Protein 6% 17%
Carbohydrates 91% 70%
Fat 4% 13%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts carbs - honeydew has 9.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and tomato has 3.9g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in honeydew are made of 91% sugar and 9% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in tomato comprise of 69% sugar and 31% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - honeydew has 0.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Tomato has 68% less sugar than honeydew - honeydew has 8.1g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato has 2.6g of sugar.



Protein

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Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts of protein - honeydew has 0.54g of protein per 100 grams and tomato has 0.88g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both honeydew and tomato are low in saturated fat - honeydew has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and tomato has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both honeydew and tomato are high in Vitamin C. Honeydew has 31% more Vitamin C than tomato - honeydew has 18mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Tomato has 13 times more Vitamin A than honeydew - honeydew has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - honeydew has 0.02mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - honeydew has 2.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Both honeydew and tomato contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Honeydew Tomato
Thiamin 0.038 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.012 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.418 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.155 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.088 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 19 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts of calcium - honeydew has 6mg of calcium per 100 grams and tomato has 10mg of calcium.

iron

Honeydew and tomato contain similar amounts of iron - honeydew has 0.17mg of iron per 100 grams and tomato has 0.27mg of iron.

potassium

Both honeydew and tomato are high in potassium. Honeydew is very similar to honeydew for potassium - honeydew has 228mg of potassium per 100 grams and tomato has 237mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Honeydew Tomato
beta-carotene 30 UG 449 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 27 UG 123 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 101 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, honeydew has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than tomato per 100 grams.

Honeydew Tomato
alpha linoleic acid 0.033 G 0.003 G
Total 0.033 G 0.003 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, tomato has more linoleic acid than honeydew per 100 grams.

Honeydew Tomato
linoleic acid 0.026 G 0.08 G
Total 0.026 G 0.08 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Honeydew (Melons, honeydew, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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