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Apple vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Apple and Quince different?

  • Quince has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Iron than Apple.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Quince is 12% higher.

Apples, raw, with skin and Quinces, raw are the varieties used 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
Apple
1
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6
Quince
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.1%
Contains more Copper +381.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.04
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.1%
Contains more Copper +381.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.04

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
Apple
5
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5
Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +35%
Contains more Vitamin C +226.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
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 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +35%
Contains more Vitamin C +226.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
Equal in Folate - 3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Apple
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3
Quince
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Protein +53.8%
Contains more Carbs +10.8%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Water - 83.8
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
15% 84%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.3 g
Water: 83.8 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Protein +53.8%
Contains more Carbs +10.8%
Contains more Other +100%
Equal in Water - 83.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Apple
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2
Quince
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +414.3%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.05
33% 8% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.051 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +414.3%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.05

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Quince Opinion
Net carbs 11.41g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.26g 0.4g Quince
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Apple
Carbs 13.81g 15.3g Quince
Calories 52kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch 0.05g Apple
Fructose 5.9g Apple
Sugar 10.39g Quince
Fiber 2.4g 1.9g Apple
Calcium 6mg 11mg Quince
Iron 0.12mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 5mg 8mg Quince
Phosphorus 11mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 107mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 1mg 4mg Apple
Zinc 0.04mg 0.04mg
Copper 0.027mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 54IU 40IU Apple
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Apple
Vitamin E 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin C 4.6mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.02mg Quince
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 0.2mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.081mg Quince
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.04mg Apple
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg Apple
Lysine 0.012mg Apple
Methionine 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg Apple
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g 0.05g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Apple Quince
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 show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Apple
7%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Apple
13%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.39g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/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.