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Musk Melon Vs. Watermelon: What Is the Difference & Which One is Better In Terms Of Nutrition?

This article compares the nutritional benefits of watermelon and muskmelon. Continue reading to know which one has better nutirition content!

Kritika Madhukar

In the season of summer, both musk melon and watermelon are excellent fruit choices. They also get very popular during that time. They not only provide a hint of refreshment but also soothe your soul during hot summer days. Let us compare these two fruits of the summer season and find out which is the ultimate choice for sunny days.

Musk Melon

Musk melon is a type of melon, scientifically known as Cucumis melo. Melons are oval or round-shaped. Their outer shell comes in a variety of shades ranging from yellow to green and brown.

There are varieties of musk melon, including honeydew and cantaloupe that are popular among fruit lovers.

Musk Melon is indigenous to Iran, various regions of Afghanistan, and India. T

he taste of musk melon differs from variety to variety.  Some varieties are sweeter than others. Some resemble the taste of their distant relative, the cucumber.

Nutritional Value And Health Benefits Of Musk Melon

Musk melon consists of 90% of water content. It also has dietary fibers.

Musk melon has low calorie and fat content which makes it an excellent weight-loss choice.

It also has a high amount of antioxidants such as lutein, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin. These all contribute to promoting eye health.

Muskmelon is also enriched with Vitamin C which helps in boosting immunity. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that are linked to relieving arthritis pain.


Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a plant that originated in Africa. It is a cultivated fruit crop that has over 1000 varieties around the world.

Watermelons were primarily grown for their high water content.

They were stored and consumed during the dry seasons as they help in fighting dehydration.

Watermelons are large and round or oval-shaped. They have a smooth outer shell along with dark green-colored rinds, which turn yellow-green on ripening.

Nutritional Profile And Health Benefits Of Watermelon

Watermelon helps in keeping you hydrated, which is important in body functioning.

Watermelon has 92% of water content. Watermelon is full of nutrients and minerals. It has Vitamins A and C. Both of these nutrients play an important role in maintaining overall health.

A good amount of vitamin C and antioxidants such as lycopene, carotenoids, and cucurbitacin helps in preventing the body from oxidative damages and stress caused by free radicals in the body.

The cucurbitacin E and lycopene found in watermelon have anti-cancer effects. Numerous other health beneficiary compounds that are found in watermelon can promote the overall health of the heart.

Which One is Better Among The Two?

Watermelon outshines muskmelon in terms of health benefits. It offers a wide spectrum of health benefits as mentioned above. Although including both of them in your summer fruit list will only do good.

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