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Longan vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Longan and Horned melon

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2, while Horned melon has more Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Longan covers your daily need of Vitamin C 87% more than Horned melon.
  • Longan contains 9 times more Vitamin B2 than Horned melon. While Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, Horned melon contains only 0.015mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Longans, 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 +116.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +745%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +769.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains more Zinc +860%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains more Potassium +116.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +745%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Iron +769.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains more Zinc +860%

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
Longan
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +1484.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 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 +1484.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 7.56g Longan
Protein 1.31g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.1g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 15.14g 7.56g Longan
Calories 60kcal 44kcal Longan
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 1.1g g Longan
Calcium 1mg 13mg Horned melon
Iron 0.13mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 10mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 21mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 266mg 123mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 2mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.169mg 0.02mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 84mg 5.3mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.025mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.015mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 mg 0.183mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 mg 0.063mg Horned melon
Folate µg 3µg Horned melon
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Longan
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.034mg mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g g
Monounsaturated Fat g g
Polyunsaturated fat g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Longan Horned melon
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
27
Longan
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
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
8%
Longan
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
8%
Horned melon
Fats
0%
Longan
6%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.