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Lime vs. Quince — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lime and Quince

  • Lime is higher in Vitamin C, yet Quince is higher in Copper.
  • Lime covers your daily Vitamin C needs 16% more than Quince.
  • Lime contains 3 times more Calcium than Quince. While Lime contains 33mg of Calcium, Quince contains only 11mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Limes, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lime
5
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5
Quince
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +175%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +93.1%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22% 2% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +175%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +93.1%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Selenium +50%
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.
Lime
10
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1
Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +94%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +167.9%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
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% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 3% 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 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +94%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +167.9%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lime
3
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2
Quince
Contains more Protein +75%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +45.2%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Equal in Water - 83.8
11% 88%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 10.54 g
Water: 88.26 g
Other: 0.3 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 +75%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +45.2%
Contains more Other +33.3%
Equal in Water - 83.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lime
1
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2
Quince
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.5%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.05
23% 20% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.019 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.5%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.05

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lime 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 Lime Quince Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.7g 0.4g Lime
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Lime
Carbs 10.54g 15.3g Quince
Calories 30kcal 57kcal Quince
Sugar 1.69g Quince
Fiber 2.8g 1.9g Lime
Calcium 33mg 11mg Lime
Iron 0.6mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 6mg 8mg Quince
Phosphorus 18mg 17mg Lime
Potassium 102mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 2mg 4mg Lime
Zinc 0.11mg 0.04mg Lime
Copper 0.065mg 0.13mg Quince
Manganese 0.008mg Lime
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Quince
Vitamin A 50IU 40IU Lime
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 2µg
Vitamin E 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin C 29.1mg 15mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.02mg Lime
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.2mg
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.081mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.04mg Lime
Folate 8µg 3µg Lime
Choline 5.1mg Lime
Vitamin K 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg Lime
Lysine 0.014mg Lime
Methionine 0.002mg Lime
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.05g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lime 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
12%
Lime
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lime
11%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.69g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lime
Lime contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Lime
Lime is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lime
Lime 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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.