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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +13%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 37
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 4% 11% 29% 7% 14% 16% 1%
Contains more Iron +13%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
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" 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 +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +395.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 37% 44% 0% 0% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +395.6%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
14
Peruvian groundcherry
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Peruvian groundcherry
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 the food
Protein
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
8%
Horned melon
Fats
3%
Peruvian groundcherry
6%
Horned melon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peruvian groundcherry 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?
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( 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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Peruvian groundcherry Horned melon Opinion
Calories 53 44 Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.9 1.78 Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.7 1.26 Horned melon
Vitamin C 11 5.3 Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 11.2 7.56 Peruvian groundcherry
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D
Iron 1 1.13 Horned melon
Calcium 9 13 Horned melon
Potassium 123 Horned melon
Magnesium 40 Horned melon
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 0.02 Horned melon
Zinc 0.48 Horned melon
Starch
Phosphorus 40 37 Peruvian groundcherry
Sodium 2 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A 720 147 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.11 0.025 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.015 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B3 2.8 0.565 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.183 Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.063 Horned melon
Vitamin B12 0 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin K
Folate 3 Horned melon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Polyunsaturated fat
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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 of the foods 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.