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

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 +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +287.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
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 C +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +287.1%
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

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.
Watermelon Horned melon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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
Calories 30kcal 44kcal Horned melon
Protein 0.61g 1.78g Horned melon
Fats 0.15g 1.26g Horned melon
Vitamin C 8.1mg 5.3mg Watermelon
Net carbs 7.15g 7.56g Horned melon
Carbs 7.55g 7.56g Horned melon
Cholesterol 0mg mg Horned melon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Watermelon
Iron 0.24mg 1.13mg Horned melon
Calcium 7mg 13mg Horned melon
Potassium 112mg 123mg Horned melon
Magnesium 10mg 40mg Horned melon
Sugar 6.2g g Horned melon
Fiber 0.4g g Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg 0.02mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.48mg Horned melon
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 37mg Horned melon
Sodium 1mg 2mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 569IU 147IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin D 0µg µg 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
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Watermelon
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 3µg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g g Horned melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g g Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Watermelon Horned melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Watermelon
6
Horned melon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
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
4%
Watermelon
11%
Horned melon
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
8%
Horned melon
Fats
1%
Watermelon
6%
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 Cholesterol?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horned melon
Horned melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
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

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. 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.