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Watermelon vs. Horned melon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Watermelon and Horned melon?

  • Horned melon is richer than Watermelon in Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Horned melon's daily need coverage for Iron is 11% more.

We used Watermelon, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +370.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Zinc +380%
Equal in Potassium - 123
Equal in Manganese - 0.039
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14% 5% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 43% 29% 16% 11% 1% 14% 7% 6% 0%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +370.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Zinc +380%
Equal in Potassium - 123
Equal in Manganese - 0.039

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
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 Choline Vitamin K 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 3% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 18% 7% 4% 11% 11% 15% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Equal in Folate - 3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +191.8%
Contains more Fats +740%
Contains more Other +79.2%
Equal in Carbs - 7.56
Equal in Water - 88.97
8% 91%
Protein: 0.61 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.45 g
Other: 0.24 g
2% 8% 89%
Protein: 1.78 g
Fats: 1.26 g
Carbs: 7.56 g
Water: 88.97 g
Other: 0.43 g
Contains more Protein +191.8%
Contains more Fats +740%
Contains more Other +79.2%
Equal in Carbs - 7.56
Equal in Water - 88.97

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Watermelon 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 Watermelon Horned melon Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 7.56g Horned melon
Protein 0.61g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.15g 1.26g Horned melon
Carbs 7.55g 7.56g Horned melon
Calories 30kcal 44kcal Horned melon
Fructose 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g Horned melon
Fiber 0.4g Watermelon
Calcium 7mg 13mg Horned melon
Iron 0.24mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Magnesium 10mg 40mg Horned melon
Phosphorus 11mg 37mg Horned melon
Potassium 112mg 123mg Horned melon
Sodium 1mg 2mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Copper 0.042mg 0.02mg Watermelon
Manganese 0.038mg 0.039mg Horned melon
Selenium 0.4µg Watermelon
Vitamin A 569IU 147IU Watermelon
Vitamin A RAE 28µg 7µg Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg Watermelon
Vitamin C 8.1mg 5.3mg Watermelon
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.025mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.015mg Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.565mg Horned melon
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.183mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.063mg Horned melon
Folate 3µg 3µg
Choline 4.1mg Watermelon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg Watermelon
Saturated Fat 0.016g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Horned melon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Watermelon
6%
Horned melon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Watermelon
13%
Horned melon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
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 - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horned melon
Horned melon is relatively richer in minerals

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.