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Longan vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Longan and Quince different?

  • Longan is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, while Quince is higher in Iron.
  • Longan covers your daily need of Vitamin C 77% more than Quince.
  • Longan contains 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Quince. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Quince contains 0.03mg.

Longans, raw 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
Longan
6
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2
Quince
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +438.5%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +438.5%
Contains more Calcium +1000%

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
Longan
4
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4
Quince
Contains more Vitamin C +460%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 3% 0% 0% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 0% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +460%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%

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
27
Longan
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
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
8%
Longan
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
15%
Quince
Fats
0%
Longan
0%
Quince

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

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Longan Quince
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Quince Opinion
Calories 60 57 Longan
Protein 1.31 0.4 Longan
Fats 0.1 0.1
Vitamin C 84 15 Longan
Net carbs 14.039999961853027 13.399999618530273 Longan
Carbs 15.14 15.3 Quince
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D
Iron 0.13 0.7 Quince
Calcium 1 11 Quince
Potassium 266 197 Longan
Magnesium 10 8 Longan
Sugar
Fiber 1.1 1.9 Quince
Copper 0.169 0.13 Longan
Zinc 0.05 0.04 Longan
Starch
Phosphorus 21 17 Longan
Sodium 0 4 Longan
Vitamin A 40 Quince
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.02 Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14 0.03 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3 0.2 Longan
Vitamin B5 0.081 Quince
Vitamin B6 0.04 Quince
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 3 Quince
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.01 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 Quince
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.046 Longan
Methionine 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.012 Longan
Fructose

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.