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Pineapple vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pineapple and Horned melon?

  • Pineapple is higher in Vitamin C, Manganese, and Copper, yet Horned melon is higher in Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 47% more.
  • Pineapple has 24 times more Manganese than Horned melon. While Pineapple has 0.927mg of Manganese, Horned melon has only 0.039mg.

We used Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Horned melon (Kiwano) types 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
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Iron +289.7%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Iron +289.7%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Equal in Calcium - 13

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 +801.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +216%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +153.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
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 +801.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +216%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +153.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 7.56g Pineapple
Protein 0.54g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.12g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 13.12g 7.56g Pineapple
Calories 50kcal 44kcal Pineapple
Starch 0g g Pineapple
Fructose 2.12g g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g g Horned melon
Fiber 1.4g g Pineapple
Calcium 13mg 13mg
Iron 0.29mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 12mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 8mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 109mg 123mg Horned melon
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.11mg 0.02mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 58IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.02mg mg Pineapple
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pineapple
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pineapple
Vitamin C 47.8mg 5.3mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.025mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.015mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.183mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.063mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 3µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Pineapple
Vitamin K 0.7µg µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Pineapple
Threonine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg mg Pineapple
Methionine 0.012mg mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.009g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g g Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g g Pineapple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple 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
21
Pineapple
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
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
3%
Pineapple
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
8%
Horned melon
Fats
1%
Pineapple
6%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.85g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals

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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.