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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" chart 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 Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 4% 11% 29% 7% 14% 16% 1%
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 Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +403.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +363.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
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 +403.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +363.3%
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%

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.
Mandarin orange Horned melon
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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
Calories 53kcal 44kcal Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.31g 1.26g Horned melon
Vitamin C 26.7mg 5.3mg Mandarin orange
Net carbs 11.54g 7.56g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 7.56g Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Calcium 37mg 13mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 123mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12mg 40mg Horned melon
Sugar 10.58g g Horned melon
Fiber 1.8g g Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042mg 0.02mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Starch 0g g Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 37mg Horned melon
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Vitamin A 681IU 147IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0µg µg 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
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin K 0µg µg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg 3µg Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g g Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg mg Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g g 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 Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
17
Mandarin orange
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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%
Mandarin orange
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
8%
Horned melon
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
6%
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 Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.58g)
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

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. 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.