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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" charts 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%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27% 11% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
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%
Contains more Selenium +500%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Apricot
11
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1
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 Choline Vitamin K 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 2% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Quince
Contains more Protein +250%
Contains more Fats +290%
Contains more Other +85%
Contains more Carbs +37.6%
Equal in Water - 83.8
11% 86%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.39 g
Carbs: 11.12 g
Water: 86.35 g
Other: 0.74 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 Protein +250%
Contains more Fats +290%
Contains more Other +85%
Contains more Carbs +37.6%
Equal in Water - 83.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Quince
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +372.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63%
10% 62% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.17 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.077 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +372.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Fructose 0.94g Apricot
Sugar 9.24g 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
Manganese 0.077mg Apricot
Selenium 0.1µg 0.6µg Quince
Vitamin A 1279IU 40IU Apricot
Vitamin A RAE 96µg 2µg Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89mg 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
Choline 2.8mg Apricot
Vitamin K 3.3µg Apricot
Tryptophan 0.015mg Apricot
Threonine 0.047mg Apricot
Isoleucine 0.041mg Apricot
Leucine 0.077mg Apricot
Lysine 0.097mg Apricot
Methionine 0.006mg Apricot
Phenylalanine 0.052mg Apricot
Valine 0.047mg Apricot
Histidine 0.027mg Apricot
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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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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Apricot
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Apricot
11%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.