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Peruvian groundcherry vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Peruvian groundcherry and Melon

  • Peruvian groundcherry has more Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, while Melon has more Vitamin C.
  • Peruvian groundcherry's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 16% higher.
  • Melon contains 8 times less Phosphorus than Peruvian groundcherry. Peruvian groundcherry contains 40mg of Phosphorus, while Melon contains 5mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw and Melons, casaba, 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 Iron +194.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Iron +194.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%

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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7
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1106.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.2%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1106.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.2%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peruvian groundcherry 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
14
Peruvian groundcherry
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Peruvian groundcherry
8
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
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
7%
Melon
Carbohydrates
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
7%
Melon
Fats
3%
Peruvian groundcherry
0%
Melon

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. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/nutrients
  2. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.