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Kumquat vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Kumquat and Quince

  • Kumquat is higher than Quince in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Kumquat covers your daily Vitamin C needs 32% more than Quince.
  • Kumquat contains 6 times more Calcium than Quince. While Kumquat contains 62mg of Calcium, Quince contains only 11mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Kumquats, 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 +463.6%
Contains more Iron +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +325%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Equal in Potassium - 197
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +463.6%
Contains more Iron +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +325%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Equal in Potassium - 197

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
Kumquat
10
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Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +625%
Contains more Vitamin C +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.8%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 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 +625%
Contains more Vitamin C +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.8%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%

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.
Kumquat 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 Kumquat Quince Opinion
Net carbs 9.4g 13.4g Quince
Protein 1.88g 0.4g Kumquat
Fats 0.86g 0.1g Kumquat
Carbs 15.9g 15.3g Kumquat
Calories 71kcal 57kcal Kumquat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.36g g Quince
Fiber 6.5g 1.9g Kumquat
Calcium 62mg 11mg Kumquat
Iron 0.86mg 0.7mg Kumquat
Magnesium 20mg 8mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 19mg 17mg Kumquat
Potassium 186mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 10mg 4mg Quince
Zinc 0.17mg 0.04mg Kumquat
Copper 0.095mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 290IU 40IU Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Kumquat
Vitamin D 0IU IU Kumquat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9mg 15mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.02mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.03mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429mg 0.2mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208mg 0.081mg Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.04mg Quince
Folate 17µg 3µg Kumquat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Kumquat
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 0.103g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.036g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.05g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kumquat 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
Kumquat
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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
11%
Kumquat
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
15%
Quince
Fats
4%
Kumquat
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kumquat
Kumquat 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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.