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Tamarind vs Horned melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tamarind and Horned melon

  • The amount of Vitamin B1, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Copper and Calcium in Tamarind is higher than in Horned melon.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 34% more than Horned melon.
  • Tamarind contains 10 times more Vitamin B2 than Horned melon. While Tamarind contains 0.152mg of Vitamin B2, Horned melon contains only 0.015mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tamarinds, raw and Horned melon (Kiwano).

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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 +147.8%
Contains more Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Potassium +410.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.4%
Contains more Zinc +380%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 4% 11% 29% 7% 14% 16% 1%
Contains more Iron +147.8%
Contains more Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Potassium +410.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.4%
Contains more Zinc +380%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%

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 B1 +1612%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +913.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +390%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.063
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 2% 2% 0% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 0% 7% 11%
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 B1 +1612%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +913.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +390%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.063

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
20
Tamarind
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
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
17%
Tamarind
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
8%
Horned melon
Fats
3%
Tamarind
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.
Tamarind Horned melon
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind 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 is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sugars (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horned melon
Horned melon is cheaper (difference - $1.6)

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 Tamarind Horned melon Opinion
Calories 239 44 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 1.78 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 1.26 Horned melon
Vitamin C 3.5 5.3 Horned melon
Carbs 62.5 7.56 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 Horned melon
Vitamin D 0 Tamarind
Iron 2.8 1.13 Tamarind
Calcium 74 13 Tamarind
Potassium 628 123 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 40 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 Horned melon
Fiber 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.02 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.48 Horned melon
Starch
Phosphorus 113 37 Tamarind
Sodium 28 2 Horned melon
Vitamin A 30 147 Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.025 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.015 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.565 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.183 Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.063 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 Tamarind
Vitamin K 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 14 3 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 Tamarind
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. Tamarind - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167763/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.