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Horned melon vs Purple mangosteen - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Horned melon and Purple mangosteen different?

  • Horned melon is richer in Iron, and Magnesium, while Purple mangosteen is higher in Folate, and Copper.
  • Horned melon contains 5 times more Phosphorus than Purple mangosteen. Horned melon contains 37mg of Phosphorus, while Purple mangosteen contains 8mg.

Horned melon (Kiwano) and Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack types were 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
Contains more Iron +276.7%
Contains more Potassium +156.3%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Copper +245%
Equal in Calcium - 12
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% 4% 5% 10% 24% 6% 4% 1%
Contains more Iron +276.7%
Contains more Potassium +156.3%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Copper +245%
Equal in Calcium - 12

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 C +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +320%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
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 10% 3% 0% 0% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 0% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin C +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +320%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Folate +933.3%

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
6
Purple mangosteen
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
8
Purple mangosteen

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
2%
Purple mangosteen
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
18%
Purple mangosteen
Fats
6%
Horned melon
3%
Purple mangosteen

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

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Horned melon Purple mangosteen
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 Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Horned melon
Horned melon is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horned melon Purple mangosteen Opinion
Calories 44 73 Purple mangosteen
Protein 1.78 0.41 Horned melon
Fats 1.26 0.58 Horned melon
Vitamin C 5.3 2.9 Horned melon
Net carbs 7.559999942779541 16.110000610351562 Purple mangosteen
Carbs 7.56 17.91 Purple mangosteen
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D 0 Purple mangosteen
Iron 1.13 0.3 Horned melon
Calcium 13 12 Horned melon
Potassium 123 48 Horned melon
Magnesium 40 13 Horned melon
Sugar
Fiber 1.8 Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.02 0.069 Purple mangosteen
Zinc 0.48 0.21 Horned melon
Starch
Phosphorus 37 8 Horned melon
Sodium 2 7 Horned melon
Vitamin A 147 35 Horned melon
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.054 Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B2 0.015 0.054 Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B3 0.565 0.286 Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.032 Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.063 0.018 Horned melon
Vitamin B12 0 Purple mangosteen
Vitamin K
Folate 3 31 Purple mangosteen
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Polyunsaturated fat
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
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 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. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.