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Grapefruit vs. Quince — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Grapefruit and Quince different?

  • Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, while Quince is higher in Copper, and Iron.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily need of Vitamin C 18% more than Quince.
  • Grapefruit contains 29 times more Vitamin A RAE than Quince. Grapefruit contains 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Quince contains 2µg.

Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Quinces, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Potassium +45.9%
Contains more Copper +306.3%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11% 3% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Potassium +45.9%
Contains more Copper +306.3%
Contains more Selenium +500%
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" 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 +2775%
Contains more Vitamin C +108%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 5% 0%
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 +2775%
Contains more Vitamin C +108%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +92.5%
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +43.5%
Equal in Water - 83.8
Equal in Other - 0.4
11% 88%
Protein: 0.77 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 10.66 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.37 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 +92.5%
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +43.5%
Equal in Water - 83.8
Equal in Other - 0.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +38.9%
27% 26% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.036 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +38.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Grapefruit 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Quince Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.77g 0.4g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.1g Grapefruit
Carbs 10.66g 15.3g Quince
Calories 42kcal 57kcal Quince
Fructose 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g Quince
Fiber 1.6g 1.9g Quince
Calcium 22mg 11mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 9mg 8mg Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18mg 17mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 0mg 4mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.04mg Grapefruit
Copper 0.032mg 0.13mg Quince
Manganese 0.022mg Grapefruit
Selenium 0.1µg 0.6µg Quince
Vitamin A 1150IU 40IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 2µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 15mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.02mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.03mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.081mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.04mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 3µg Grapefruit
Choline 7.7mg Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.05g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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%
Grapefruit
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
11%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.