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Plantain vs. Quince — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Plantain and Quince

  • Plantain is richer in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Folate, and Magnesium, yet Quince is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Plantain is 15% higher.
  • Plantain contains 9 times more Folate than Quince. Plantain contains 26µg of Folate, while Quince contains 3µg.

Food types used in this article are Plantains, cooked 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains more Potassium +136%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +97%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 22% 23% 12% 42% 1% 4% 22% 0% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains more Potassium +136%
Contains more Zinc +225%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +97%

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.
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Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +2172.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +278%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 55% 3% 0% 37% 12% 12% 15% 14% 56% 20% 0% 7% 2%
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 +2172.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +278%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +97.5%
Contains more Fats +80%
Contains more Carbs +103.6%
Contains more Other +45%
Contains more Water +24.5%
31% 67%
Protein: 0.79 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 31.15 g
Water: 67.3 g
Other: 0.58 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 +97.5%
Contains more Fats +80%
Contains more Carbs +103.6%
Contains more Other +45%
Contains more Water +24.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +140%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +51.5%
59% 13% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.033 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +140%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +51.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Plantain Quince
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Plantain Quince Opinion
Net carbs 28.85g 13.4g Plantain
Protein 0.79g 0.4g Plantain
Fats 0.18g 0.1g Plantain
Carbs 31.15g 15.3g Plantain
Calories 116kcal 57kcal Plantain
Sugar 14g Quince
Fiber 2.3g 1.9g Plantain
Calcium 2mg 11mg Quince
Iron 0.58mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 32mg 8mg Plantain
Phosphorus 28mg 17mg Plantain
Potassium 465mg 197mg Plantain
Sodium 5mg 4mg Quince
Zinc 0.13mg 0.04mg Plantain
Copper 0.066mg 0.13mg Quince
Selenium 1.4µg 0.6µg Plantain
Vitamin A 909IU 40IU Plantain
Vitamin A RAE 45µg 2µg Plantain
Vitamin E 0.13mg Plantain
Vitamin C 10.9mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.02mg Plantain
Vitamin B2 0.052mg 0.03mg Plantain
Vitamin B3 0.756mg 0.2mg Plantain
Vitamin B5 0.233mg 0.081mg Plantain
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.04mg Plantain
Folate 26µg 3µg Plantain
Choline 12.7mg Plantain
Vitamin K 0.7µg Plantain
Tryptophan 0.009mg Plantain
Threonine 0.021mg Plantain
Isoleucine 0.022mg Plantain
Leucine 0.036mg Plantain
Lysine 0.037mg Plantain
Methionine 0.01mg Plantain
Phenylalanine 0.027mg Plantain
Valine 0.028mg Plantain
Histidine 0.039mg Plantain
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.033g 0.05g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Plantain 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
18%
Plantain
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Plantain
11%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.059g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Plantain
Plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Plantain
Plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Plantain
Plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169131/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.