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Melon vs Peruvian groundcherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Melon and Peruvian groundcherry

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, while Peruvian groundcherry has more Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Peruvian groundcherry's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 16% higher.
  • Peruvian groundcherry contains 2 times less Vitamin C than Melon. Melon contains 21.8mg of Vitamin C, while Peruvian groundcherry contains 11mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Melons, casaba, raw and Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw.

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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 +22.2%
Contains more Iron +194.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +194.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%

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
Melon
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1106.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 44% 0% 0% 37% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1106.9%

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.
Melon Peruvian groundcherry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Peruvian groundcherry Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 11.2g Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.11g 1.9g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.1g 0.7g Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 6.58g 11.2g Peruvian groundcherry
Calories 28kcal 53kcal Peruvian groundcherry
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.69g g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 0.9g g Melon
Calcium 11mg 9mg Melon
Iron 0.34mg 1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium 11mg mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 40mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 182mg mg Melon
Sodium 9mg mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc 0.07mg mg Melon
Copper 0.06mg mg Melon
Vitamin A 0IU 720IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Melon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Melon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Melon
Vitamin C 21.8mg 11mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.11mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.04mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 2.8mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.084mg mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg mg Melon
Folate 8µg µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg µg Melon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g g Melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g g Melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Melon Peruvian groundcherry
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
12
Melon
14
Peruvian groundcherry
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
7
Peruvian groundcherry

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
7%
Melon
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Fats
0%
Melon
3%
Peruvian groundcherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Melon
Melon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/nutrients
  2. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/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.