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Horned melon vs Rose hip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Horned melon and Rose hip

  • Horned melon contains less Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Copper, Potassium and Magnesium than Rose hip.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Rose hip is 467% higher.

Food types used in this article are Horned melon (Kiwano) and Rose Hips, wild (Northern Plains Indians).

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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 Zinc +92%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Potassium +248.8%
Contains more Magnesium +72.5%
Contains more Copper +465%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.06
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 4% 11% 29% 7% 14% 16% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 40% 51% 38% 50% 38% 7% 27% 1%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Potassium +248.8%
Contains more Magnesium +72.5%
Contains more Copper +465%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.06

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 B1 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +7937.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2855.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1006.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Equal in Folate - 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 1420% 261% 117% 0% 4% 39% 25% 48% 18% 0% 65% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +7937.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2855.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1006.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Equal in Folate - 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
166
Rose hip
Mineral Summary Score
15
Horned melon
31
Rose hip

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
10%
Rose hip
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
38%
Rose hip
Fats
6%
Horned melon
2%
Rose hip

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 Rose hip
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Horned melon Rose hip
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 richer in minerals?
Rose hip
Rose hip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rose hip
Rose hip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sugars (difference - 2.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Horned melon
Horned melon is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)

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 Rose hip Opinion
Calories 44 162 Rose hip
Protein 1.78 1.6 Horned melon
Fats 1.26 0.34 Horned melon
Vitamin C 5.3 426 Rose hip
Carbs 7.56 38.22 Rose hip
Cholesterol
Vitamin D
Iron 1.13 1.06 Horned melon
Calcium 13 169 Rose hip
Potassium 123 429 Rose hip
Magnesium 40 69 Rose hip
Sugars 2.58 Horned melon
Fiber 24.1 Rose hip
Copper 0.02 0.113 Rose hip
Zinc 0.48 0.25 Horned melon
Starch
Phosphorus 37 61 Rose hip
Sodium 2 4 Horned melon
Vitamin A 147 4345 Rose hip
Vitamin E 5.84 Rose hip
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.016 Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.015 0.166 Rose hip
Vitamin B3 0.565 1.3 Rose hip
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.8 Rose hip
Vitamin B6 0.063 0.076 Rose hip
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K 25.9 Rose hip
Folate 3 3
Trans Fat 0 Rose hip
Saturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Polyunsaturated fat
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 1.16 Rose hip

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. Rose hip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168998/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.