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Currant vs. Horned melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Currant and Horned melon

  • Currant has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Manganese, however, Horned melon is higher in Magnesium.
  • Currant covers your daily Vitamin C needs 40% more than Horned melon.
  • Horned melon contains 5 times less Copper than Currant. Currant contains 0.107mg of Copper, while Horned melon contains 0.02mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Currants, red and white, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +123.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +435%
Contains more Manganese +376.9%
Contains more Iron +13%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +108.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7% 6% 0%
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +123.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +435%
Contains more Manganese +376.9%
Contains more Iron +13%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +108.7%

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.
Currant
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +673.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.063
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 5% 28%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 18% 7% 4% 11% 11% 15% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +673.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.063

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +82.5%
Contains more Other +51.2%
Contains more Protein +27.1%
Contains more Fats +530%
Equal in Water - 88.97
14% 84%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.8 g
Water: 83.95 g
Other: 0.65 g
2% 8% 89%
Protein: 1.78 g
Fats: 1.26 g
Carbs: 7.56 g
Water: 88.97 g
Other: 0.43 g
Contains more Carbs +82.5%
Contains more Other +51.2%
Contains more Protein +27.1%
Contains more Fats +530%
Equal in Water - 88.97

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Currant Horned melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 9.5g 7.56g Currant
Protein 1.4g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.2g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 13.8g 7.56g Currant
Calories 56kcal 44kcal Currant
Fructose 3.53g Currant
Sugar 7.37g Horned melon
Fiber 4.3g Currant
Calcium 33mg 13mg Currant
Iron 1mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 13mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 44mg 37mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 123mg Currant
Sodium 1mg 2mg Currant
Zinc 0.23mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.107mg 0.02mg Currant
Manganese 0.186mg 0.039mg Currant
Selenium 0.6µg Currant
Vitamin A 42IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 7µg Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.1mg Currant
Vitamin C 41mg 5.3mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.025mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.015mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.183mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.063mg Currant
Folate 8µg 3µg Currant
Choline 7.6mg Currant
Vitamin K 11µg Currant
Saturated Fat 0.017g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g Currant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Currant Horned melon
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
17%
Currant
6%
Horned melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Currant
13%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.37g)
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 - 0.017g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.