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Peruvian groundcherry vs. Horned melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peruvian groundcherry and Horned melon different?

  • Peruvian groundcherry has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin C than Horned melon.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Peruvian groundcherry is 14% higher.
  • Peruvian groundcherry contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Horned melon. While Peruvian groundcherry contains 0.11mg of Vitamin B1, Horned melon contains only 0.025mg.

Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), 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 +44.4%
Contains more Iron +13%
Equal in Phosphorus - 37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7% 6% 0%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +13%
Equal in Phosphorus - 37

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 +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +395.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 44% 0% 0% 37% 28% 10% 53% 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 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 18% 7% 4% 11% 11% 15% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +395.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +48.1%
Contains more Other +86%
Contains more Fats +80%
Equal in Protein - 1.78
Equal in Water - 88.97
2% 11% 85%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 11.2 g
Water: 85.4 g
Other: 0.8 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 +48.1%
Contains more Other +86%
Contains more Fats +80%
Equal in Protein - 1.78
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.
Peruvian groundcherry Horned melon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peruvian groundcherry Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 11.2g 7.56g Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.9g 1.78g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.7g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 11.2g 7.56g Peruvian groundcherry
Calories 53kcal 44kcal Peruvian groundcherry
Calcium 9mg 13mg Horned melon
Iron 1mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 40mg 37mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 123mg Horned melon
Sodium 2mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.02mg Horned melon
Manganese 0.039mg Horned melon
Vitamin A 720IU 147IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 7µg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin C 11mg 5.3mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.025mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.015mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B3 2.8mg 0.565mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.183mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.063mg Horned melon
Folate 3µg Horned melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peruvian groundcherry 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
13%
Peruvian groundcherry
6%
Horned melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Peruvian groundcherry
13%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

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. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/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.