United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  09451, Horned melon (Kiwano)
Food Group: Fruits and Fruit Juices
Common Name: African horned melon
Scientific Name:  Cucumis metulifer
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.6   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.36   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 36%   Refuse Description:   Rind
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 233 g

fruit (4-2/3" long x 2-3/4" dia) 209 g
Proximates Water 1 g 88.97 2 -- 207.30 185.95
Proximates Energy kcal 44 -- -- 103 92
Proximates Energy kJ 183 -- -- 426 382
Proximates Protein 1 g 1.78 2 -- 4.15 3.72
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 1.26 2 -- 2.94 2.63
Proximates Ash 1 g 0.44 2 -- 1.03 0.92
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 7.56 -- -- 17.61 15.80
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 13 2 -- 30 27
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 1.13 2 -- 2.63 2.36
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 40 2 -- 93 84
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 37 2 -- 86 77
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 123 2 -- 287 257
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 2 2 -- 5 4
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 0.48 2 -- 1.12 1.00
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.020 2 -- 0.047 0.042
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 0.039 2 -- 0.091 0.082
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg 5.3 2 -- 12.3 11.1
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.025 2 -- 0.058 0.052
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.015 2 -- 0.035 0.031
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 0.565 2 -- 1.316 1.181
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.183 2 -- 0.426 0.382
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.063 2 -- 0.147 0.132
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 3 2 -- 7 6
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 3 2 -- 7 6
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 3 -- -- 7 6
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 7 -- -- 16 15
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 88 2 -- 205 184
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1 IU 147 2 -- 343 307
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Analysis of fat-free and reduced fat food items, University of Georgia , 1992  Beltsville MD