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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" chart 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%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
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%
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 +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 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
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 +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

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.
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
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g g 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
Vitamin A 1150IU 40IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU IU Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0µg µg 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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
20
Grapefruit
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
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
5%
Grapefruit
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
0%
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

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. 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.