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Currant vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Currant and Quince

  • The amount of Vitamin C, and Fiber in Currant is higher than in Quince.
  • Currant covers your daily Vitamin C needs 29% more than Quince.
  • Quince has 3 times less Calcium than Currant. Currant has 33mg of Calcium, while Quince has 11mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Currants, red and white, 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
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Quince
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Contains more Copper +21.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Contains more Copper +21.5%

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 C +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 40
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
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 C +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 40

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.
Currant 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Quince Opinion
Net carbs 9.5g 13.4g Quince
Protein 1.4g 0.4g Currant
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Currant
Carbs 13.8g 15.3g Quince
Calories 56kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose 3.53g g Currant
Sugar 7.37g g Quince
Fiber 4.3g 1.9g Currant
Calcium 33mg 11mg Currant
Iron 1mg 0.7mg Currant
Magnesium 13mg 8mg Currant
Phosphorus 44mg 17mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 197mg Currant
Sodium 1mg 4mg Currant
Zinc 0.23mg 0.04mg Currant
Copper 0.107mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 42IU 40IU Currant
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Currant
Vitamin D 0IU IU Currant
Vitamin D 0µg µg Currant
Vitamin C 41mg 15mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.02mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.03mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.2mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.081mg Quince
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.04mg Currant
Folate 8µg 3µg Currant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 11µg µg Currant
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.05g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Currant 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
18
Currant
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
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
8%
Currant
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Currant
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.37g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Currant
Currant 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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.