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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 less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +311.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains more Copper +128.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +311.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 16%
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 +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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Common plum Quince Opinion
Net carbs 10.02g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.7g 0.4g Common plum
Fats 0.28g 0.1g Common plum
Carbs 11.42g 15.3g Quince
Calories 46kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch 0g g Common plum
Fructose 3.07g g Common plum
Sugar 9.92g g Quince
Fiber 1.4g 1.9g Quince
Calcium 6mg 11mg Quince
Iron 0.17mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 7mg 8mg Quince
Phosphorus 16mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 157mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 0mg 4mg Common plum
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Common plum
Copper 0.057mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 345IU 40IU Common plum
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0IU IU Common plum
Vitamin D 0µg µg Common plum
Vitamin C 9.5mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.02mg Common plum
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.417mg 0.2mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.081mg Common plum
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.04mg Quince
Folate 5µg 3µg Common plum
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 6.4µg µg Common plum
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Common plum
Threonine 0.01mg mg Common plum
Isoleucine 0.014mg mg Common plum
Leucine 0.015mg mg Common plum
Lysine 0.016mg mg Common plum
Methionine 0.008mg mg Common plum
Phenylalanine 0.014mg mg Common plum
Valine 0.016mg mg Common plum
Histidine 0.009mg mg Common plum
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.036g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.05g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Common plum 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
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

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)

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.