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Mandarin orange vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mandarin orange and Quince

  • Mandarin orange is richer in Vitamin C, yet Quince is richer in Copper and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Mandarin orange is 13% higher.
  • Mandarin orange contains 3 times more Calcium than Quince. Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, while Quince contains 11mg.

Food types used in this article are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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 +236.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Copper +209.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Copper +209.5%

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 C +78%
Contains more Vitamin A +1602.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
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 +78%
Contains more Vitamin A +1602.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95%
Contains more Folate +433.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
17
Mandarin orange
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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 the food
Protein
5%
Mandarin orange
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
0%
Quince

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mandarin orange Quince
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Quince
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Quince
Quince contains less Sugars (difference - 10.58g)
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 - 12)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mandarin orange Quince Opinion
Calories 53 57 Quince
Protein 0.81 0.4 Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31 0.1 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7 15 Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34 15.3 Quince
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15 0.7 Quince
Calcium 37 11 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 197 Quince
Magnesium 12 8 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.58 Quince
Fiber 1.8 1.9 Quince
Copper 0.042 0.13 Quince
Zinc 0.07 0.04 Mandarin orange
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20 17 Mandarin orange
Sodium 2 4 Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 681 40 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.02 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.03 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.081 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.04 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Mandarin orange
Folate 16 3 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.01 Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.036 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.05 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 Mandarin orange

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.