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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 RAE, 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
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +72.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.9%
Contains more Potassium +248.8%
Contains more Copper +465%
Equal in Iron - 1.06
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 40% 50% 27% 38% 1% 7% 38%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +72.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.9%
Contains more Potassium +248.8%
Contains more Copper +465%
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 A +2855.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +7937.7%
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 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 261% 117% 0% 1420% 4% 39% 25% 48% 18% 3% 0% 65%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2855.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +7937.7%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horned melon Rose hip Opinion
Net carbs 7.56g 14.12g Rose hip
Protein 1.78g 1.6g Horned melon
Fats 1.26g 0.34g Horned melon
Carbs 7.56g 38.22g Rose hip
Calories 44kcal 162kcal Rose hip
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.16g Rose hip
Sugar g 2.58g Horned melon
Fiber g 24.1g Rose hip
Calcium 13mg 169mg Rose hip
Iron 1.13mg 1.06mg Horned melon
Magnesium 40mg 69mg Rose hip
Phosphorus 37mg 61mg Rose hip
Potassium 123mg 429mg Rose hip
Sodium 2mg 4mg Horned melon
Zinc 0.48mg 0.25mg Horned melon
Copper 0.02mg 0.113mg Rose hip
Vitamin A 147IU 4345IU Rose hip
Vitamin E mg 5.84mg Rose hip
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 5.3mg 426mg Rose hip
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.016mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.166mg Rose hip
Vitamin B3 0.565mg 1.3mg Rose hip
Vitamin B5 0.183mg 0.8mg Rose hip
Vitamin B6 0.063mg 0.076mg Rose hip
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 µg µg
Vitamin K µg 25.9µg Rose hip
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 mg
Trans Fat 0g g Rose hip
Saturated Fat g g
Monounsaturated Fat g g
Polyunsaturated fat g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horned melon Rose hip
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
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 food.
Protein
11%
Horned melon
10%
Rose hip
Carbohydrates
8%
Horned melon
38%
Rose hip
Fats
6%
Horned melon
2%
Rose hip

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 is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.