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Quince vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Quince and Horned melon?

  • Quince is higher in Copper, and Vitamin C, yet Horned melon is higher in Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Quince's daily need coverage for Copper is 12% more.
  • Quince has 3 times more Vitamin C than Horned melon. While Quince has 15mg of Vitamin C, Horned melon has only 5.3mg.

We used Quinces, raw 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 more Potassium +60.2%
Contains more Copper +550%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +61.4%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +1100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7%
Contains more Potassium +60.2%
Contains more Copper +550%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +61.4%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +1100%

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
Quince
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 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 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%
Equal in Folate - 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.
Quince Horned melon
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 7.56g Quince
Protein 0.4g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.1g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 15.3g 7.56g Quince
Calories 57kcal 44kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 1.9g g Quince
Calcium 11mg 13mg Horned melon
Iron 0.7mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 8mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 17mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 197mg 123mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 2mg Horned melon
Zinc 0.04mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.13mg 0.02mg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 15mg 5.3mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.025mg Horned melon
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.015mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.183mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.063mg Horned melon
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Quince
Vitamin K µg µg
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 mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince 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
7
Quince
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
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
2%
Quince
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
8%
Horned melon
Fats
0%
Quince
6%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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 - 0.01g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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.
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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/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.