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Common plum vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Common plum and Quince

  • Quince is higher than Common plum in Copper, Iron, and Vitamin C.

Food varieties used in this article are Plums, raw and Quinces, raw.

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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
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +311.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +128.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 2% 14% 5% 19% 3% 7% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +311.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +128.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17

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
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Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 32% 21% 6% 0% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 0% 16% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 3% 0% 0% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 0% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%

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
9
Common plum
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
7
Common plum
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
4%
Common plum
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
11%
Common plum
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Common plum
0%
Quince

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.
Common plum 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Common plum Quince
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.92g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Common plum
Common plum is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common plum
Common plum is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Common plum Quince Opinion
Calories 46 57 Quince
Protein 0.7 0.4 Common plum
Fats 0.28 0.1 Common plum
Vitamin C 9.5 15 Quince
Carbs 11.42 15.3 Quince
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Common plum
Iron 0.17 0.7 Quince
Calcium 6 11 Quince
Potassium 157 197 Quince
Magnesium 7 8 Quince
Sugar 9.92 Quince
Fiber 1.4 1.9 Quince
Copper 0.057 0.13 Quince
Zinc 0.1 0.04 Common plum
Starch 0 Common plum
Phosphorus 16 17 Quince
Sodium 0 4 Common plum
Vitamin A 345 40 Common plum
Vitamin E 0.26 Common plum
Vitamin D 0 Common plum
Vitamin B1 0.028 0.02 Common plum
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.03 Quince
Vitamin B3 0.417 0.2 Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.135 0.081 Common plum
Vitamin B6 0.029 0.04 Quince
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 6.4 Common plum
Folate 5 3 Common plum
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.01 Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134 0.036 Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044 0.05 Quince
Tryptophan 0.009 Common plum
Threonine 0.01 Common plum
Isoleucine 0.014 Common plum
Leucine 0.015 Common plum
Lysine 0.016 Common plum
Methionine 0.008 Common plum
Phenylalanine 0.014 Common plum
Valine 0.016 Common plum
Histidine 0.009 Common plum
Fructose 3.07 Common plum

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. Common plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.