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Lychee vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lychee and Horned melon

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C and Copper, however Horned melon is higher in Iron and Magnesium.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 74% more than Horned melon.
  • Horned melon contains 7 times less Copper than Lychee. Lychee contains 0.148mg of Copper, while Horned melon contains 0.02mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Litchis, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
3
:
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +264.5%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 4% 11% 29% 7% 14% 16% 1%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +264.5%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%

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
Lychee
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +1249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.7%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.565
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +1249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.7%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.565

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
25
Lychee
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
15
Horned melon

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
5%
Lychee
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
8%
Horned melon
Fats
2%
Lychee
6%
Horned melon

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.
Lychee Horned melon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Horned melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sugars (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (48)

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 Lychee Horned melon Opinion
Calories 66 44 Lychee
Protein 0.83 1.78 Horned melon
Fats 0.44 1.26 Horned melon
Vitamin C 71.5 5.3 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 7.56 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Iron 0.31 1.13 Horned melon
Calcium 5 13 Horned melon
Potassium 171 123 Lychee
Magnesium 10 40 Horned melon
Sugars 15.23 Horned melon
Fiber 1.3 Lychee
Copper 0.148 0.02 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.48 Horned melon
Starch
Phosphorus 31 37 Horned melon
Sodium 1 2 Lychee
Vitamin A 0 147 Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.025 Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.015 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 0.565 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.183 Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.063 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 Lychee
Vitamin K 0.4 Lychee
Folate 14 3 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.