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Lemon vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemon and Quince?

  • Lemon is richer in Vitamin C, yet Quince is richer in Copper.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 42% higher.

We used Lemons, raw, without peel and Quinces, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Lemon
3
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4
Quince
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Copper +251.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 8
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Copper +251.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 8
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
Lemon
8
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3
Quince
Contains more Vitamin C +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 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 C +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%

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.
Lemon Quince
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Quince Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 13.4g Quince
Protein 1.1g 0.4g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 15.3g Quince
Calories 29kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g g Quince
Fiber 2.8g 1.9g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 11mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 8mg
Phosphorus 16mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 138mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 2mg 4mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.04mg Lemon
Copper 0.037mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 22IU 40IU Quince
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 15mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.02mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.2mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.081mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.04mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 3µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Lemon
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 0.039g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.05g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon 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
Lemon
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
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
7%
Lemon
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Lemon
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon 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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.