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Banana vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Banana and Horned melon

  • Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Copper, however Horned melon is richer in Iron.
  • Banana's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 23% higher.
  • Banana has 7 times more Manganese than Horned melon. While Banana has 0.27mg of Manganese, Horned melon has only 0.039mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Bananas, raw and Horned melon (Kiwano).

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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
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +290%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +334.6%
Contains more Magnesium +48.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.2%
Contains more Zinc +220%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +290%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +334.6%
Contains more Magnesium +48.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.2%
Contains more Zinc +220%

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
11
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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 Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +129.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 18% 7% 4% 11% 11% 15% 3% 0% 0%
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 Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +129.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 7.56g Banana
Protein 1.09g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.33g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 22.84g 7.56g Banana
Calories 89kcal 44kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana
Sugar 12.23g g Horned melon
Fiber 2.6g g Banana
Calcium 5mg 13mg Horned melon
Iron 0.26mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 27mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 22mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 358mg 123mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 2mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.078mg 0.02mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU IU Banana
Vitamin D 0µg µg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 5.3mg Banana
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.025mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.015mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.565mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.183mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.063mg Banana
Folate 20µg 3µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Banana Horned melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Banana
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
15
Horned melon

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
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 is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (48)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/nutrients
  2. Horned melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167791/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.