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Dates vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Dates and Quince

  • Dates have more Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, however Quince is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Dates covers your daily need of Fiber 24% more than Quince.
  • Dates have 7 times more Vitamin B5 than Quince. While Dates have 0.589mg of Vitamin B5, Quince has only 0.081mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Dates, deglet noor 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 Iron +45.7%
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Potassium +233%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 58% 31% 69% 8% 27% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +45.7%
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Potassium +233%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Zinc +625%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 B1 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +537%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +627.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.5%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3650%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 1% 0% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 0% 7% 15%
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 B1 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +537%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +627.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.5%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3650%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%

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
12
Dates
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
30
Dates
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
15%
Dates
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
15%
Quince
Fats
2%
Dates
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.
Dates Quince
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Dates 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 - 63.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dates
Dates contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dates
Dates 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 Dates Quince Opinion
Calories 282 57 Dates
Protein 2.45 0.4 Dates
Fats 0.39 0.1 Dates
Vitamin C 0.4 15 Quince
Carbs 75.03 15.3 Dates
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Dates
Iron 1.02 0.7 Dates
Calcium 39 11 Dates
Potassium 656 197 Dates
Magnesium 43 8 Dates
Sugar 63.35 Quince
Fiber 8 1.9 Dates
Copper 0.206 0.13 Dates
Zinc 0.29 0.04 Dates
Starch
Phosphorus 62 17 Dates
Sodium 2 4 Dates
Vitamin A 10 40 Quince
Vitamin E 0.05 Dates
Vitamin D 0 Dates
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.02 Dates
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.03 Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274 0.2 Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589 0.081 Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.04 Dates
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.7 Dates
Folate 19 3 Dates
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.01 Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.036
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019 0.05 Quince
Tryptophan 0.012 Dates
Threonine 0.043 Dates
Isoleucine 0.049 Dates
Leucine 0.084 Dates
Lysine 0.066 Dates
Methionine 0.022 Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05 Dates
Valine 0.071 Dates
Histidine 0.032 Dates
Fructose 19.56 Dates

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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/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.