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Horned melon vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Horned melon and Mandarin orange different?

  • Horned melon is higher in Iron and Magnesium, however Mandarin orange is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Mandarin orange is 24% higher.
  • Horned melon contains 8 times more Iron than Mandarin orange. While Horned melon contains 1.13mg of Iron, Mandarin orange contains only 0.15mg.

Horned melon (Kiwano) and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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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Contains more Iron +653.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Copper +110%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 4% 11% 29% 7% 14% 16% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +653.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Copper +110%
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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Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
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 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +433.3%

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
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
8
Mandarin orange

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%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
6%
Horned melon
1%
Mandarin orange

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 Mandarin orange
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange 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 - 10.58g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Mandarin orange Opinion
Calories 44 53 Mandarin orange
Protein 1.78 0.81 Horned melon
Fats 1.26 0.31 Horned melon
Vitamin C 5.3 26.7 Mandarin orange
Carbs 7.56 13.34 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D 0 Mandarin orange
Iron 1.13 0.15 Horned melon
Calcium 13 37 Mandarin orange
Potassium 123 166 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 40 12 Horned melon
Sugars 10.58 Horned melon
Fiber 1.8 Mandarin orange
Copper 0.02 0.042 Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.48 0.07 Horned melon
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 37 20 Horned melon
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 147 681 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.058 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.015 0.036 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.565 0.376 Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.216 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.063 0.078 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 Mandarin orange
Vitamin K 0 Mandarin orange
Folate 3 16 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 Mandarin orange

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 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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.