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Lemon vs. Horned melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lemon and Horned melon

  • Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, however, Horned melon is richer in Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 53% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel and Horned melon (Kiwano).

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Copper +85%
Contains more Iron +88.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Manganese +30%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13% 4% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7% 6% 0%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Copper +85%
Contains more Iron +88.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Manganese +30%
Equal in Sodium - 2

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lemon
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +568.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.183
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 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 9% 0% 0% 18% 7% 4% 11% 11% 15% 3% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +568.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +465%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.183

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +23.3%
Contains more Protein +61.8%
Contains more Fats +320%
Contains more Other +43.3%
Equal in Water - 88.97
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
2% 8% 89%
Protein: 1.78 g
Fats: 1.26 g
Carbs: 7.56 g
Water: 88.97 g
Other: 0.43 g
Contains more Carbs +23.3%
Contains more Protein +61.8%
Contains more Fats +320%
Contains more Other +43.3%
Equal in Water - 88.97

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lemon Horned melon
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
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 7.56g Horned melon
Protein 1.1g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.3g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 9.32g 7.56g Lemon
Calories 29kcal 44kcal Horned melon
Sugar 2.5g Horned melon
Fiber 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 13mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 8mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 16mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 138mg 123mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.06mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.037mg 0.02mg Lemon
Manganese 0.03mg 0.039mg Horned melon
Selenium 0.4µg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 7µg Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 5.3mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.025mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.015mg Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.183mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.063mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 3µg Lemon
Saturated Fat 0.039g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemon Horned melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Lemon
6%
Horned melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
13%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
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 - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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.

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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/nutrients
  2. Horned melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167791/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.