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

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 18% 9% 0% 0% 7% 4% 11% 11% 15% 0% 0% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
11%
Horned melon
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
17%
Lychee
Fats
6%
Horned melon
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sugars (difference - 15.23g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Horned melon Lychee Opinion
Calories 44 66 Lychee
Protein 1.78 0.83 Horned melon
Fats 1.26 0.44 Horned melon
Vitamin C 5.3 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 7.56 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Iron 1.13 0.31 Horned melon
Calcium 13 5 Horned melon
Potassium 123 171 Lychee
Magnesium 40 10 Horned melon
Sugars 15.23 Horned melon
Fiber 1.3 Lychee
Copper 0.02 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.48 0.07 Horned melon
Starch
Phosphorus 37 31 Horned melon
Sodium 2 1 Lychee
Vitamin A 147 0 Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.011 Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.015 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.565 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.183 Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.063 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 Lychee
Vitamin K 0.4 Lychee
Folate 3 14 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.