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Orange vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Orange and Quince?

  • Orange is richer in Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin B1, yet Quince is richer in Copper, and Iron.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 42% higher.
  • Orange has 10 times more Folate than Quince. Orange has 30µg of Folate, while Quince has 3µg.

We used Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 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
Orange
4
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4
Quince
Contains more Calcium +263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Equal in Potassium - 197
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
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
Orange
11
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0
Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +254.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 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 A +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +254.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +900%

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.
Orange Quince
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Quince Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.94g 0.4g Orange
Fats 0.12g 0.1g Orange
Carbs 11.75g 15.3g Quince
Calories 47kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.35g g Quince
Fiber 2.4g 1.9g Orange
Calcium 40mg 11mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Orange
Phosphorus 14mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 181mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 0mg 4mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.04mg Orange
Copper 0.045mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 225IU 40IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.18mg mg Orange
Vitamin D 0IU IU Orange
Vitamin D 0µg µg Orange
Vitamin C 53.2mg 15mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.02mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.03mg Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.2mg Orange
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.081mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.04mg Orange
Folate 30µg 3µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Orange
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Orange
Threonine 0.015mg mg Orange
Isoleucine 0.025mg mg Orange
Leucine 0.023mg mg Orange
Lysine 0.047mg mg Orange
Methionine 0.02mg mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031mg mg Orange
Valine 0.04mg mg Orange
Histidine 0.018mg mg Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.05g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange 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
24
Orange
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
8
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 food.
Protein
6%
Orange
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Orange
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
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 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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.