Apricot vs. Watermelon

Nutrition comparison of Apricot and Watermelon


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in apricot and watermelon:

  • Apricot has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than watermelon, however, watermelon contains more lycopene than apricot.
  • Apricot has more niacin.
  • Apricot has signficantly more dietary fiber than watermelon.
  • Apricot is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apricot and watermelon is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Watermelon and apricot contain similar amounts of calories - watermelon has 30kcal of calories per 100 grams and apricot has 48kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Apricot has signficantly more dietary fiber than watermelon - watermelon has 0.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and apricot has 2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Watermelon and apricot contain similar amounts of sugar - watermelon has 6.2g of sugar per 100 grams and apricot has 9.2g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Watermelon and apricot contain similar amounts of protein - watermelon has 0.61g of protein per 100 grams and apricot has 1.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both watermelon and apricot are low in saturated fat - watermelon has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and apricot has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Watermelon and apricot contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - watermelon has 8.1mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apricot has 10mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Apricot has more Vitamin A than watermelon - watermelon has 28ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apricot has 96ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Watermelon and apricot contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - watermelon has 0.05mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apricot has 0.89mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Apricot has more niacin. Both apricot and watermelon contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Apricot Watermelon
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.033 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.021 MG
Niacin 0.6 MG 0.178 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.24 MG 0.221 MG
Vitamin B6 0.054 MG 0.045 MG
Folate 9 UG 3 UG

Minerals

calcium

Watermelon and apricot contain similar amounts of calcium - watermelon has 7mg of calcium per 100 grams and apricot has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Watermelon and apricot contain similar amounts of iron - watermelon has 0.24mg of iron per 100 grams and apricot has 0.39mg of iron.

potassium

Apricot is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than watermelon - watermelon has 112mg of potassium per 100 grams and apricot has 259mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]
For specific flavonoid compounds, apricot has more quercetin than watermelon per 100 grams, however, watermelon contains more luteolin than apricot per 100 grams. Both apricot and watermelon contain significant amounts of kaempferol.

Apricot Watermelon
kaempferol 0.63 mg 0.45 mg
Quercetin 1.63 mg ~
luteolin ~ 0.46 mg

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, Apricot has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than watermelon per 100 grams, however, watermelon contains more lycopene than apricot per 100 grams.

Apricot Watermelon
beta-carotene 1094 UG 303 UG
alpha-carotene 19 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 89 UG 8 UG
lycopene ~ 4532 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both apricot and watermelon contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Apricot Watermelon
linoleic acid 0.077 G 0.05 G
Total 0.077 G 0.05 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: Apricot (Apricots, raw) and Watermelon (Watermelon, raw) .

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