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Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) vs. Chrysanthemum — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) and Chrysanthemum different?

  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Copper, and Phosphorus, however, Chrysanthemum is richer in Manganese, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is 96% higher.
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) contains 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Chrysanthemum. While Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) contains 0.803mg of Vitamin B6, Chrysanthemum contains only 0.176mg.
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) has less Sodium.

Balsam-pear (bitter gourd), leafy tips, raw and Chrysanthemum, garland, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +165.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +39.3%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Zinc +136.7%
Contains more Manganese +75.9%
Equal in Potassium - 567
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 77% 61% 43% 54% 2% 9% 67% 70% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 86% 23% 24% 51% 16% 20% 46% 123% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +165.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +39.3%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Zinc +136.7%
Contains more Manganese +75.9%
Equal in Potassium - 567

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +6185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +356.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +250.8%
Contains more Folate +38.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 105% 0% 0% 294% 46% 84% 21% 4% 186% 96% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 140% 0% 0% 5% 33% 34% 10% 14% 41% 133% 0% 0% 875%
Contains more Vitamin C +6185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +356.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +250.8%
Contains more Folate +38.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +57.7%
Contains more Fats +23.2%
Contains more Other +12.9%
Equal in Carbs - 3.02
Equal in Water - 91.4
5% 3% 89%
Protein: 5.3 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 3.29 g
Water: 89.25 g
Other: 1.47 g
3% 3% 91%
Protein: 3.36 g
Fats: 0.56 g
Carbs: 3.02 g
Water: 91.4 g
Other: 1.66 g
Contains more Protein +57.7%
Contains more Fats +23.2%
Contains more Other +12.9%
Equal in Carbs - 3.02
Equal in Water - 91.4

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Chrysanthemum
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Chrysanthemum Opinion
Net carbs 3.29g 0.02g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Protein 5.3g 3.36g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fats 0.69g 0.56g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Carbs 3.29g 3.02g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Calories 30kcal 24kcal Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fiber 3g Chrysanthemum
Calcium 84mg 117mg Chrysanthemum
Iron 2.04mg 2.29mg Chrysanthemum
Magnesium 85mg 32mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Phosphorus 99mg 54mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Potassium 608mg 567mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Sodium 11mg 118mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Zinc 0.3mg 0.71mg Chrysanthemum
Copper 0.201mg 0.137mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Manganese 0.536mg 0.943mg Chrysanthemum
Selenium 0.9µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A 1734IU 2320IU Chrysanthemum
Vitamin A RAE 87µg 116µg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin C 88mg 1.4mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B1 0.181mg 0.13mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B2 0.362mg 0.144mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B3 1.11mg 0.531mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B5 0.063mg 0.221mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B6 0.803mg 0.176mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Folate 128µg 177µg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin K 350µg Chrysanthemum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Chrysanthemum
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
99%
Chrysanthemum
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
42%
Chrysanthemum

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) contains less Sodium (difference - 107mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168391/nutrients
  2. Chrysanthemum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169995/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.