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Quince vs Guava - Health impact and Nutrition Comparison

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Introduction

Quince is a healthful fruit which is incorporated into our daily life as an extract, powder or tea. It is often used as compress or poultice for swollen and painful parts, injuries, cuts and nipple soreness. Its lotion is perfect for soothing eyes. You may meet this wonderful fruit in foods more frequently, as people make juice, wine, jelly, jam, pudding and other sweets from it. Guava is a tropical fruit largely produced in Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia and Mexico. The fruits, juice and leaves of this fruit are used as medicine. It is usually eaten fresh, though you may use it in beverages, jams and desserts.

Nutritional Content Comparison

It is enough to take a look at the comparison chart below and you will instantly notice that guava is richer in vitamins, minerals and other useful elements than the other fruit. In general, it is a wide source of Vitamin C and its quantity radically exceeds that of quince for almost 15 times. What refers to minerals, this fruit is at the top list again, as it contains two times more copper and potassium than the other one.

Health Impact

The usefulness of these fruits is proved in medication from ancient times. Quince is excellent for digestive disorders (gastrointestinal inflammation), diarrhea, cough, cuts, and injuries and so on. Guava is widely used for diabetes, cough, cataracts, colic, high cholesterol, heart disease and even cancer. It is not a secret that antioxidants decrease the dangerous effects of oxidation and this fruit is a big enemy for them thanks to its huge amount of antioxidants and fiber. This study highlights the significance of guava leaves as well. The leaf extract of guava is widely used in the treatment of diabetes and its anti-hyperglycemic effect is proved on animals.

SUMMARY

Thus, as a conclusion we can state that although guava and quince have similar nutritional structure, they are radically different in the amount of nutrients. Guava contains almost 10 times more vitamins and around 2 times more minerals than quince, making it a must-to-eat fruit for a healthy lifestyle.

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
Quince
1
:
7
Guava
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Quince
0
:
10
Guava
Contains more Vitamin C +1422%
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +235%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +456.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin C +1422%
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +235%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +456.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%

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
8
Quince
106
Guava
Mineral Summary Score
8
Quince
14
Guava

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
2%
Quince
15%
Guava
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
14%
Guava
Fats
0%
Quince
4%
Guava

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince Guava
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Quince
Quince contains less Sugars (difference - 8.92g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.262g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Quince Guava
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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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 Quince Guava Opinion
Calories 57 68 Guava
Protein 0.4 2.55 Guava
Fats 0.1 0.95 Guava
Vitamin C 15 228.3 Guava
Carbs 15.3 14.32 Quince
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Guava
Iron 0.7 0.26 Quince
Calcium 11 18 Guava
Potassium 197 417 Guava
Magnesium 8 22 Guava
Sugars 8.92 Guava
Fiber 1.9 5.4 Guava
Copper 0.13 0.23 Guava
Zinc 0.04 0.23 Guava
Starch
Phosphorus 17 40 Guava
Sodium 4 2 Guava
Vitamin A 40 624 Guava
Vitamin E 0.73 Guava
Vitamin D 0 Guava
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.067 Guava
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.04 Guava
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.084 Guava
Vitamin B5 0.081 0.451 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.11 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 Guava
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.01 0.272 Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.087 Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.401 Guava
Tryptophan 0.022 Guava
Threonine 0.096 Guava
Isoleucine 0.093 Guava
Leucine 0.171 Guava
Lysine 0.072 Guava
Methionine 0.016 Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006 Guava
Valine 0.087 Guava
Histidine 0.022 Guava
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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