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Horned melon vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Horned melon and Lemon

  • Horned melon is higher in Magnesium, and Iron, however Lemon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 53% higher.
  • Horned melon has 8 times more Zinc than Lemon. While Horned melon has 0.48mg of Zinc, Lemon has only 0.06mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Horned melon (Kiwano) and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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 +88.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Copper +85%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Iron +88.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Copper +85%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +568.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
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 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +568.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19

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 Lemon
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horned melon Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 7.56g 6.52g Horned melon
Protein 1.78g 1.1g Horned melon
Fats 1.26g 0.3g Horned melon
Carbs 7.56g 9.32g Lemon
Calories 44kcal 29kcal Horned melon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.5g Horned melon
Fiber g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 13mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 1.13mg 0.6mg Horned melon
Magnesium 40mg 8mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 37mg 16mg Horned melon
Potassium 123mg 138mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.48mg 0.06mg Horned melon
Copper 0.02mg 0.037mg Lemon
Vitamin A 147IU 22IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lemon
Vitamin C 5.3mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.02mg Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.565mg 0.1mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.183mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.063mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 3µg 11µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Lemon
Vitamin K µg 0µg Lemon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol mg 0mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.039g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.011g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horned melon Lemon
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
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
9
Lemon

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
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
9%
Lemon
Fats
6%
Horned melon
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
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 - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.