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Custard apple vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Custard apple and Horned melon?

  • Custard apple is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B2, yet Horned melon is higher in Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Custard apple's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 15% more.
  • Custard apple has 7 times more Vitamin B2 than Horned melon. While Custard apple has 0.1mg of Vitamin B2, Horned melon has only 0.015mg.

We used Custard-apple, (bullock's-heart), raw and Horned melon (Kiwano) types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +130.8%
Contains more Potassium +210.6%
Contains more Iron +59.2%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 13% 9% 34% 1% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains more Calcium +130.8%
Contains more Potassium +210.6%
Contains more Iron +59.2%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +262.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +345.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 64% 20% 24% 10% 9% 51% 0% 0% 0%
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 +262.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +345.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.6%

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.
Custard apple Horned melon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Custard apple Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 22.8g 7.56g Custard apple
Protein 1.7g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.6g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 25.2g 7.56g Custard apple
Calories 101kcal 44kcal Custard apple
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.4g g Custard apple
Calcium 30mg 13mg Custard apple
Iron 0.71mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 18mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 21mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 382mg 123mg Custard apple
Sodium 4mg 2mg Horned melon
Zinc mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper mg 0.02mg Horned melon
Vitamin A 33IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 19.2mg 5.3mg Custard apple
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.025mg Custard apple
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.015mg Custard apple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.183mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.221mg 0.063mg Custard apple
Folate µg 3µg Horned melon
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Custard apple
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Custard apple
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.037mg mg Custard apple
Methionine 0.004mg mg Custard apple
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.231g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat g g
Polyunsaturated fat g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Custard apple Horned melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
15
Custard apple
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
11
Custard apple
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
10%
Custard apple
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
25%
Custard apple
8%
Horned melon
Fats
3%
Custard apple
6%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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 - 0.231g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Custard apple
Custard apple is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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

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. Custard apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171725/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.