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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
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +264.5%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +264.5%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
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 +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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 7.56g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.44g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 16.53g 7.56g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 44kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15.23g g Horned melon
Fiber 1.3g g Lychee
Calcium 5mg 13mg Horned melon
Iron 0.31mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 10mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 31mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 171mg 123mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 2mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.148mg 0.02mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lychee
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5mg 5.3mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.025mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.015mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.565mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg 0.183mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.063mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 3µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Lychee
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.041mg mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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

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 Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
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 - 0.099g)
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)

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. 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.