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Horned melon vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Horned melon and Quince?

  • Horned melon is higher in Magnesium, and Iron, yet Quince is higher in Copper, and Vitamin C.
  • Quince's daily need coverage for Copper is 12% more.
  • Horned melon has 12 times more Zinc than Quince. While Horned melon has 0.48mg of Zinc, Quince has only 0.04mg.

We used Horned melon (Kiwano) and Quinces, raw 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 Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +61.4%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +1100%
Contains more Potassium +60.2%
Contains more Copper +550%
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% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +61.4%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +1100%
Contains more Potassium +60.2%
Contains more Copper +550%

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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Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Equal in Folate - 3
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 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Equal in Folate - 3

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horned melon Quince Opinion
Net carbs 7.56g 13.4g Quince
Protein 1.78g 0.4g Horned melon
Fats 1.26g 0.1g Horned melon
Carbs 7.56g 15.3g Quince
Calories 44kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 1.9g Quince
Calcium 13mg 11mg Horned melon
Iron 1.13mg 0.7mg Horned melon
Magnesium 40mg 8mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 37mg 17mg Horned melon
Potassium 123mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 2mg 4mg Horned melon
Zinc 0.48mg 0.04mg Horned melon
Copper 0.02mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 147IU 40IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 5.3mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.02mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.565mg 0.2mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.183mg 0.081mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.063mg 0.04mg Horned melon
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Quince
Vitamin K µg µg
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 0.01g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.05g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horned melon Quince
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
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
13
Quince

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%
Quince
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
15%
Quince
Fats
6%
Horned melon
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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 - 0.01g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.
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.

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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/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.