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

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The main differences between Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) and Radicchio

  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Radicchio has more Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is 89% higher.
  • Radicchio has 87 times less Vitamin A RAE than Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear). Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) has 87µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Radicchio has 1µg.

Food types used in this article are Balsam-pear (bitter gourd), leafy tips, raw and Radicchio, raw.

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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 Calcium +342.1%
Contains more Iron +257.9%
Contains more Magnesium +553.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.5%
Contains more Potassium +101.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +288.4%
Contains more Zinc +106.7%
Contains more Copper +69.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
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 6% 22% 10% 18% 27% 3% 17% 114% 19% 5%
Contains more Calcium +342.1%
Contains more Iron +257.9%
Contains more Magnesium +553.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.5%
Contains more Potassium +101.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +288.4%
Contains more Zinc +106.7%
Contains more Copper +69.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.9

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 A +6322.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1031.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1192.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +335.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1308.8%
Contains more Folate +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +327%
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 2% 46% 0% 27% 4% 7% 5% 17% 14% 45% 0% 6% 638%
Contains more Vitamin A +6322.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1031.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1192.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +335.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1308.8%
Contains more Folate +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +327%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +270.6%
Contains more Fats +176%
Contains more Other +110%
Contains more Carbs +36.2%
Equal in Water - 93.14
5% 3% 89%
Protein: 5.3 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 3.29 g
Water: 89.25 g
Other: 1.47 g
4% 93%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.25 g
Carbs: 4.48 g
Water: 93.14 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +270.6%
Contains more Fats +176%
Contains more Other +110%
Contains more Carbs +36.2%
Equal in Water - 93.14

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) Radicchio
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Radicchio Opinion
Net carbs 3.29g 3.58g Radicchio
Protein 5.3g 1.43g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fats 0.69g 0.25g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Carbs 3.29g 4.48g Radicchio
Calories 30kcal 23kcal Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Sugar 0.6g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fiber 0.9g Radicchio
Calcium 84mg 19mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Iron 2.04mg 0.57mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Magnesium 85mg 13mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Phosphorus 99mg 40mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Potassium 608mg 302mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Sodium 11mg 22mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Zinc 0.3mg 0.62mg Radicchio
Copper 0.201mg 0.341mg Radicchio
Manganese 0.536mg 0.138mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 1734IU 27IU Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A RAE 87µg 1µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin E 2.26mg Radicchio
Vitamin C 88mg 8mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B1 0.181mg 0.016mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B2 0.362mg 0.028mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B3 1.11mg 0.255mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B5 0.063mg 0.269mg Radicchio
Vitamin B6 0.803mg 0.057mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Folate 128µg 60µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Choline 10.9mg Radicchio
Vitamin K 255.2µg Radicchio
Tryptophan 0.026mg Radicchio
Threonine 0.04mg Radicchio
Isoleucine 0.085mg Radicchio
Leucine 0.062mg Radicchio
Lysine 0.056mg Radicchio
Methionine 0.008mg Radicchio
Phenylalanine 0.034mg Radicchio
Valine 0.065mg Radicchio
Histidine 0.024mg Radicchio
Saturated Fat 0.06g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g Radicchio
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g Radicchio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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)
62%
Radicchio
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
24%
Radicchio

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
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 - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Radicchio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168564/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.