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Orange vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Orange and Horned melon

  • Orange is higher in Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin B1, however Horned melon is richer in Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 53% higher.
  • Orange has 10 times more Folate than Horned melon. While Orange has 30µg of Folate, Horned melon has only 3µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 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 Calcium +207.7%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Copper +125%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +1030%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 4% 11% 29% 7% 14% 16% 1%
Contains more Calcium +207.7%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Copper +125%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +1030%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.3%

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
Orange
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +903.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.6%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.063
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
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 +903.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +248%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.6%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.063

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
24
Orange
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
8
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
6%
Orange
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
8%
Horned melon
Fats
1%
Orange
6%
Horned melon

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.
Orange Horned melon
Lower in Sodium ok
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
Rich in minerals Equal

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Orange Horned melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Orange
Orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
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 - 9.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Horned melon Opinion
Calories 47 44 Orange
Protein 0.94 1.78 Horned melon
Fats 0.12 1.26 Horned melon
Vitamin C 53.2 5.3 Orange
Carbs 11.75 7.56 Orange
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D 0 Orange
Iron 0.1 1.13 Horned melon
Calcium 40 13 Orange
Potassium 181 123 Orange
Magnesium 10 40 Horned melon
Sugar 9.35 Horned melon
Fiber 2.4 Orange
Copper 0.045 0.02 Orange
Zinc 0.07 0.48 Horned melon
Starch
Phosphorus 14 37 Horned melon
Sodium 0 2 Orange
Vitamin A 225 147 Orange
Vitamin E 0.18 Orange
Vitamin D 0 Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.025 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.015 Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282 0.565 Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.183 Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.063 Horned melon
Vitamin B12 0 Orange
Vitamin K 0 Orange
Folate 30 3 Orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.015 Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025 Orange
Tryptophan 0.009 Orange
Threonine 0.015 Orange
Isoleucine 0.025 Orange
Leucine 0.023 Orange
Lysine 0.047 Orange
Methionine 0.02 Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031 Orange
Valine 0.04 Orange
Histidine 0.018 Orange
Fructose

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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.