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Banana vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sugars (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)

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.
Banana Horned melon
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Horned melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
12
Banana
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
11
Horned melon

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
Banana
3
:
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Copper +290%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +334.6%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.2%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Copper +290%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +334.6%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.2%

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
Banana
10
:
Contains more Vitamin C +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +129.7%

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
7%
Banana
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
8%
Horned melon
Fats
2%
Banana
6%
Horned melon

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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 Banana Horned melon Opinion
Calories 89 44 Banana
Protein 1.09 1.78 Horned melon
Fats 0.33 1.26 Horned melon
Vitamin C 8.7 5.3 Banana
Carbs 22.84 7.56 Banana
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D 0 Banana
Iron 0.26 1.13 Horned melon
Calcium 5 13 Horned melon
Potassium 358 123 Banana
Magnesium 27 40 Horned melon
Sugars 12.23 Banana
Fiber 2.6 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.02 Banana
Zinc 0.15 0.48 Horned melon
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 37 Horned melon
Sodium 1 2 Banana
Vitamin A 64 147 Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.1 Banana
Vitamin D 0 Banana
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.025 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.015 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.565 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.183 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.063 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 Banana
Vitamin K 0.5 Banana
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 Banana
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.05 Banana
Methionine 0.008 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.077 Banana
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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