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Melon vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Melon and Quince different?

  • Melon is higher in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, however Quince is richer in Copper.

Melons, casaba, raw and Quinces, raw are the varieties 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
Melon
2
:
5
Quince
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 197
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Equal in Calcium - 11
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
Melon
9
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2
Quince
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.081
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
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 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.081

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.
Melon 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Quince Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 13.4g Quince
Protein 1.11g 0.4g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 6.58g 15.3g Quince
Calories 28kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.69g g Quince
Fiber 0.9g 1.9g Quince
Calcium 11mg 11mg
Iron 0.34mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 11mg 8mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 182mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 9mg 4mg Quince
Zinc 0.07mg 0.04mg Melon
Copper 0.06mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 0IU 40IU Quince
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Melon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Melon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Melon
Vitamin C 21.8mg 15mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.02mg Quince
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.03mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.2mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.081mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.04mg Melon
Folate 8µg 3µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg µg Melon
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 0.025g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.05g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Quince
Low Fats diet Equal
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
12
Melon
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
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%
Melon
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
15%
Quince
Fats
0%
Melon
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon 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

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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.