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Horned melon vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Horned melon and Lychee

  • Horned melon has more Iron, and Magnesium, however Lychee is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 74% more than Horned melon.
  • Lychee contains 7 times less Zinc than Horned melon. Horned melon contains 0.48mg of Zinc, while Lychee contains 0.07mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Horned melon (Kiwano) and Litchis, raw.

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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 +160%
Contains more Iron +264.5%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +640%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +264.5%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +640%

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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Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.7%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.603
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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.7%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.603

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horned melon Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 7.56g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 1.78g 0.83g Horned melon
Fats 1.26g 0.44g Horned melon
Carbs 7.56g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 44kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 15.23g Horned melon
Fiber g 1.3g Lychee
Calcium 13mg 5mg Horned melon
Iron 1.13mg 0.31mg Horned melon
Magnesium 40mg 10mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 37mg 31mg Horned melon
Potassium 123mg 171mg Lychee
Sodium 2mg 1mg Lychee
Zinc 0.48mg 0.07mg Horned melon
Copper 0.02mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 147IU 0IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Lychee
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lychee
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lychee
Vitamin C 5.3mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.011mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.565mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.183mg mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.063mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate 3µg 14µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Lychee
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol mg 0mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.099g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horned melon Lychee
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
13
Lychee

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%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
17%
Lychee
Fats
6%
Horned melon
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
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 - 0.099g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (48)

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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.