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Horned melon vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Horned melon and Grapefruit

  • Horned melon has more Iron, and Magnesium, while Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily need of Vitamin C 29% more than Horned melon.
  • Horned melon contains 14 times more Iron than Grapefruit. While Horned melon contains 1.13mg of Iron, Grapefruit contains only 0.08mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Horned melon (Kiwano) and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 Iron +1312.5%
Contains more Magnesium +344.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Calcium +69.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +60%
Equal in Potassium - 135
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Iron +1312.5%
Contains more Magnesium +344.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Calcium +69.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +60%
Equal in Potassium - 135

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 B3 +177%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.9%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.9%
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%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Horned melon Grapefruit
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
6
Horned melon
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
6
Grapefruit

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
11%
Horned melon
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
6%
Horned melon
1%
Grapefruit

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. Horned melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167791/nutrients
  2. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.