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Horned melon vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Horned melon and Pineapple?

  • Horned melon is higher in Iron, and Magnesium, yet Pineapple is higher in Vitamin C, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 47% more.
  • Horned melon has 5 times more Phosphorus than Pineapple. While Horned melon has 37mg of Phosphorus, Pineapple has only 8mg.

We used Horned melon (Kiwano) and Pineapple, raw, all varieties types 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
Contains more Iron +289.7%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +450%
Equal in Calcium - 13
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% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Iron +289.7%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +450%
Equal in Calcium - 13

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 A +153.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%
Contains more Vitamin C +801.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +216%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +153.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%
Contains more Vitamin C +801.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +216%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +500%

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 Pineapple
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
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horned melon Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 7.56g 11.72g Pineapple
Protein 1.78g 0.54g Horned melon
Fats 1.26g 0.12g Horned melon
Carbs 7.56g 13.12g Pineapple
Calories 44kcal 50kcal Pineapple
Starch g 0g Pineapple
Fructose g 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar g 9.85g Horned melon
Fiber g 1.4g Pineapple
Calcium 13mg 13mg
Iron 1.13mg 0.29mg Horned melon
Magnesium 40mg 12mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 37mg 8mg Horned melon
Potassium 123mg 109mg Horned melon
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.48mg 0.12mg Horned melon
Copper 0.02mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 147IU 58IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg 0.02mg Pineapple
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pineapple
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pineapple
Vitamin C 5.3mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.032mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.565mg 0.5mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.183mg 0.213mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.063mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Folate 3µg 18µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Pineapple
Vitamin K µg 0.7µg Pineapple
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Pineapple
Threonine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine mg 0.026mg Pineapple
Methionine mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Cholesterol mg 0mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.009g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.013g Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.04g Pineapple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horned melon Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
10
Pineapple

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
3%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
13%
Pineapple
Fats
6%
Horned melon
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.85g)
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 - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals

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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.