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Persimmon vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Persimmon and Horned melon?

  • Horned melon has less Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium than Persimmon.
  • Persimmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 67% higher.
  • Persimmon has 3 times more Potassium than Horned melon. Persimmon has 310mg of Potassium, while Horned melon has 123mg.

We used Persimmons, native, raw and Horned melon (Kiwano) types in this comparison.

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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 +107.7%
Contains more Iron +121.2%
Contains more Potassium +152%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 94% 0% 12% 28% 1% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains more Calcium +107.7%
Contains more Iron +121.2%
Contains more Potassium +152%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +1145.3%
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% 220% 0% 0% 0% 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 +1145.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Persimmon Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 33.5g 7.56g Persimmon
Protein 0.8g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.4g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 33.5g 7.56g Persimmon
Calories 127kcal 44kcal Persimmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g g
Calcium 27mg 13mg Persimmon
Iron 2.5mg 1.13mg Persimmon
Magnesium mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 26mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 310mg 123mg Persimmon
Sodium 1mg 2mg Persimmon
Zinc mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper mg 0.02mg Horned melon
Vitamin A IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 66mg 5.3mg Persimmon
Vitamin B1 mg 0.025mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 mg 0.015mg Horned melon
Vitamin B3 mg 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 Persimmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.014mg mg Persimmon
Threonine 0.041mg mg Persimmon
Isoleucine 0.035mg mg Persimmon
Leucine 0.058mg mg Persimmon
Lysine 0.045mg mg Persimmon
Methionine 0.007mg mg Persimmon
Phenylalanine 0.036mg mg Persimmon
Valine 0.042mg mg Persimmon
Histidine 0.016mg mg Persimmon
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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Persimmon 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
18
Persimmon
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
18
Persimmon
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%
Persimmon
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
34%
Persimmon
8%
Horned melon
Fats
2%
Persimmon
6%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Horned melon
Horned melon is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in vitamins
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 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. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/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.