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Cherry vs. Quince — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cherry and Quince different?

  • Cherry is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however, Quince is richer in Vitamin C.

Cherries, sour, red, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Cherry
5
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5
Quince
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +118.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35% 15% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +118.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.9%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

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.
Cherry
11
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1
Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +3107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
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% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 4% 6%
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 +3107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cherry
3
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2
Quince
Contains more Protein +150%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +25.6%
Equal in Water - 83.8
Equal in Other - 0.4
12% 86%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 12.18 g
Water: 86.13 g
Other: 0.39 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 +150%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +25.6%
Equal in Water - 83.8
Equal in Other - 0.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cherry
2
:
1
Quince
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +127.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.3%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +127.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cherry 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 Cherry Quince Opinion
Net carbs 10.58g 13.4g Quince
Protein 1g 0.4g Cherry
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Cherry
Carbs 12.18g 15.3g Quince
Calories 50kcal 57kcal Quince
Fructose 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 8.49g Quince
Fiber 1.6g 1.9g Quince
Calcium 16mg 11mg Cherry
Iron 0.32mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 9mg 8mg Cherry
Phosphorus 15mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 173mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 3mg 4mg Cherry
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Cherry
Copper 0.104mg 0.13mg Quince
Manganese 0.112mg Cherry
Selenium 0µg 0.6µg Quince
Vitamin A 1283IU 40IU Cherry
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 2µg Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg Cherry
Vitamin C 10mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.02mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.2mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.081mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.04mg Cherry
Folate 8µg 3µg Cherry
Choline 6.1mg Cherry
Vitamin K 2.1µg Cherry
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.036g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.05g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry 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
13%
Cherry
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cherry
11%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.49g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.058g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cherry
Cherry 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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.