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Grapefruit vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Grapefruit and Horned melon

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, while Horned melon has more Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily need of Vitamin C 29% more than Horned melon.
  • Grapefruit contains 8 times more Vitamin A RAE than Horned melon. While Grapefruit contains 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, Horned melon contains only 7µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +69.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Iron +1312.5%
Contains more Magnesium +344.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Equal in Potassium - 123
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains more Calcium +69.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Iron +1312.5%
Contains more Magnesium +344.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Equal in Potassium - 123

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 A +682.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +488.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.2%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 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 A +682.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +488.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.2%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.9%

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.
Grapefruit 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 Grapefruit Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 7.56g Grapefruit
Protein 0.77g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.14g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 10.66g 7.56g Grapefruit
Calories 42kcal 44kcal Horned melon
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g g Horned melon
Fiber 1.6g g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 13mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 9mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 18mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 135mg 123mg Grapefruit
Sodium 0mg 2mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.032mg 0.02mg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150IU 147IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU IU Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0µg µg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 5.3mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.025mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.183mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.063mg Horned melon
Folate 13µg 3µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Grapefruit
Vitamin K 0µg µg Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g g Grapefruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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
20
Grapefruit
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
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
5%
Grapefruit
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
8%
Horned melon
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
6%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.89g)
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 - 0.021g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit 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

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.