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Apricot vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Apricot and Quince?

  • Apricot is higher in Vitamin A RAE, yet Quince is higher in Copper, and Vitamin C.

We used Apricots, raw and Quinces, raw 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
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Quince
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Copper +66.7%

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
Apricot
10
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Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +3097.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 9%
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 +3097.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apricot Quince Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 13.4g Quince
Protein 1.4g 0.4g Apricot
Fats 0.39g 0.1g Apricot
Carbs 11.12g 15.3g Quince
Calories 48kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose 0.94g g Apricot
Sugar 9.24g g Quince
Fiber 2g 1.9g Apricot
Calcium 13mg 11mg Apricot
Iron 0.39mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Apricot
Phosphorus 23mg 17mg Apricot
Potassium 259mg 197mg Apricot
Sodium 1mg 4mg Apricot
Zinc 0.2mg 0.04mg Apricot
Copper 0.078mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 1279IU 40IU Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89mg mg Apricot
Vitamin D 0IU IU Apricot
Vitamin D 0µg µg Apricot
Vitamin C 10mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.02mg Apricot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.03mg Apricot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.2mg Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.081mg Apricot
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.04mg Apricot
Folate 9µg 3µg Apricot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.3µg µg Apricot
Tryptophan 0.015mg mg Apricot
Threonine 0.047mg mg Apricot
Isoleucine 0.041mg mg Apricot
Leucine 0.077mg mg Apricot
Lysine 0.097mg mg Apricot
Methionine 0.006mg mg Apricot
Phenylalanine 0.052mg mg Apricot
Valine 0.047mg mg Apricot
Histidine 0.027mg mg Apricot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.17g 0.036g Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.077g 0.05g Apricot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Apricot Quince
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
16
Apricot
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
11
Apricot
13
Quince

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
8%
Apricot
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
11%
Apricot
15%
Quince
Fats
2%
Apricot
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Apricot
Apricot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apricot
Apricot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/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.