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Horned melon vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Horned melon and Melon

  • Horned melon has more Iron, and Magnesium, however Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Melon is 18% higher.
  • Melon has 7 times less Phosphorus than Horned melon. Horned melon has 37mg of Phosphorus, while Melon has 5mg.

Food types used in this article are Horned melon (Kiwano) and Melons, casaba, 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 +18.2%
Contains more Iron +232.4%
Contains more Magnesium +263.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +640%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Potassium +48%
Contains more Copper +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +232.4%
Contains more Magnesium +263.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +640%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Potassium +48%
Contains more Copper +200%

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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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +311.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +158.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
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% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +311.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +158.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horned melon Melon Opinion
Net carbs 7.56g 5.68g Horned melon
Protein 1.78g 1.11g Horned melon
Fats 1.26g 0.1g Horned melon
Carbs 7.56g 6.58g Horned melon
Calories 44kcal 28kcal Horned melon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 5.69g Horned melon
Fiber g 0.9g Melon
Calcium 13mg 11mg Horned melon
Iron 1.13mg 0.34mg Horned melon
Magnesium 40mg 11mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 37mg 5mg Horned melon
Potassium 123mg 182mg Melon
Sodium 2mg 9mg Horned melon
Zinc 0.48mg 0.07mg Horned melon
Copper 0.02mg 0.06mg Melon
Vitamin A 147IU 0IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Melon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Melon
Vitamin C 5.3mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.015mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.565mg 0.232mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.183mg 0.084mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.063mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 3µg 8µg Melon
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Melon
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Melon
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 0.025g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.002g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.039g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horned melon Melon
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
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
8
Melon

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%
Melon
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
7%
Melon
Fats
6%
Horned melon
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
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 - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.