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Banana vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Banana and Quince?

  • Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5, yet Quince is richer in Vitamin C, Copper, and Iron.
  • Banana's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 25% higher.
  • Banana has 7 times more Folate than Quince. Banana has 20µg of Folate, while Quince has 3µg.

We used Bananas, raw and Quinces, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Banana
5
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3
Quince
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +81.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +81.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
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
Banana
10
:
1
Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +817.5%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
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 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +817.5%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Quince Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 13.4g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.4g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.1g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 15.3g Banana
Calories 89kcal 57kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana
Sugar 12.23g g Quince
Fiber 2.6g 1.9g Banana
Calcium 5mg 11mg Quince
Iron 0.26mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 27mg 8mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 17mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 197mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 4mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.04mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 64IU 40IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU IU Banana
Vitamin D 0µg µg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.02mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.03mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.2mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.081mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.04mg Banana
Folate 20µg 3µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.05g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana 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
Banana
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
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
7%
Banana
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
15%
Quince
Fats
2%
Banana
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.102g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana 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. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.