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Mandarin orange vs. Horned melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mandarin orange and Horned melon different?

  • Mandarin orange is higher in Vitamin C, however, Horned melon is richer in Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Mandarin orange is 24% higher.
  • Mandarin orange contains 3 times more Calcium than Horned melon. While Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, Horned melon contains only 13mg.

Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Horned melon (Kiwano) are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Iron +653.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Manganese - 0.039
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14% 6% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7% 6% 0%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Iron +653.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Manganese - 0.039

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 6% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 18% 7% 4% 11% 11% 15% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +76.5%
Contains more Protein +119.8%
Contains more Fats +306.5%
Contains more Other +16.2%
Equal in Water - 88.97
13% 85%
Protein: 0.81 g
Fats: 0.31 g
Carbs: 13.34 g
Water: 85.17 g
Other: 0.37 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 +76.5%
Contains more Protein +119.8%
Contains more Fats +306.5%
Contains more Other +16.2%
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.
Mandarin orange Horned melon
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 7.56g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.31g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 13.34g 7.56g Mandarin orange
Calories 53kcal 44kcal Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g Horned melon
Fiber 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 37mg 13mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 12mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 20mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 166mg 123mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.042mg 0.02mg Mandarin orange
Manganese 0.039mg 0.039mg
Selenium 0.1µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 681IU 147IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin A RAE 34µg 7µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7mg 5.3mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.025mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.015mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.183mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.063mg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg 3µg Mandarin orange
Choline 10.2mg Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Saturated Fat 0.039g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange 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
16%
Mandarin orange
6%
Horned melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Mandarin orange
13%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.58g)
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.