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Feijoa vs. Horned melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Feijoa and Horned melon

  • Feijoa has more Vitamin C, however, Horned melon is higher in Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Feijoa covers your daily Vitamin C needs 31% more than Horned melon.
  • Horned melon contains 8 times less Folate than Feijoa. Feijoa contains 23µg of Folate, while Horned melon contains 3µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Feijoa, 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 +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Manganese +115.4%
Contains more Iron +707.1%
Contains more Magnesium +344.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 6% 7% 9% 16% 1% 2% 12% 11% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7% 6% 0%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Manganese +115.4%
Contains more Iron +707.1%
Contains more Magnesium +344.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +700%

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.
Feijoa
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Contains more Vitamin C +520.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.3%
Contains more Folate +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
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 1% 4% 0% 110% 2% 5% 6% 14% 16% 18% 0% 0% 9%
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 +520.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.3%
Contains more Folate +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.063

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +101.2%
Contains more Protein +150.7%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Other +13.2%
Equal in Water - 88.97
15% 83%
Protein: 0.71 g
Fats: 0.42 g
Carbs: 15.21 g
Water: 83.28 g
Other: 0.38 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 +101.2%
Contains more Protein +150.7%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Other +13.2%
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.
Feijoa Horned melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Feijoa Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 8.81g 7.56g Feijoa
Protein 0.71g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.42g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 15.21g 7.56g Feijoa
Calories 61kcal 44kcal Feijoa
Fructose 2.95g Feijoa
Sugar 8.2g Horned melon
Fiber 6.4g Feijoa
Calcium 17mg 13mg Feijoa
Iron 0.14mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 9mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 19mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 172mg 123mg Feijoa
Sodium 3mg 2mg Horned melon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.036mg 0.02mg Feijoa
Manganese 0.084mg 0.039mg Feijoa
Vitamin A 6IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 7µg Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.16mg Feijoa
Vitamin C 32.9mg 5.3mg Feijoa
Vitamin B1 0.006mg 0.025mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.018mg 0.015mg Feijoa
Vitamin B3 0.295mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.233mg 0.183mg Feijoa
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.063mg Feijoa
Folate 23µg 3µg Feijoa
Vitamin K 3.5µg Feijoa
Tryptophan 0.007mg Feijoa
Threonine 0.019mg Feijoa
Isoleucine 0.019mg Feijoa
Leucine 0.028mg Feijoa
Lysine 0.038mg Feijoa
Methionine 0.007mg Feijoa
Phenylalanine 0.019mg Feijoa
Valine 0.019mg Feijoa
Histidine 0.009mg Feijoa
Saturated Fat 0.104g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g Feijoa
Polyunsaturated fat 0.136g Feijoa
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.107g Feijoa
Omega-3 - ALA 0.029g Feijoa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Feijoa 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
14%
Feijoa
6%
Horned melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Feijoa
13%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 - 0.104g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Feijoa
Feijoa is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Feijoa
Feijoa is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Feijoa
Feijoa 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. Feijoa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168176/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.