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

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 7.56g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.78g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 62.5g 7.56g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 44kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g g Horned melon
Fiber 5.1g g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 13mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 1.13mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 40mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 37mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 123mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 2mg Horned melon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.086mg 0.02mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 147IU Horned melon
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 5.3mg Horned melon
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.025mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.015mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.565mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.183mg Horned melon
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.063mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 3µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin K 2.8µg µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.139mg mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind 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
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 food.
Protein
17%
Tamarind
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
8%
Horned melon
Fats
3%
Tamarind
6%
Horned melon

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 Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horned melon
Horned melon contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
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 - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horned melon
Horned melon is cheaper (difference - $1.6)

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. 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.