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Papaya vs. Quince — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Papaya and Quince

  • Papaya has more Vitamin C, and Folate, however, Quince has more Copper, and Iron.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 51% more.
  • Papaya has 12 times more Folate than Quince. Papaya has 37µg of Folate, while Quince has 3µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Papayas, 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.
Papaya
4
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5
Quince
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Equal in Potassium - 197
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15% 6% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Equal in Potassium - 197
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

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.
Papaya
10
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2
Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +2275%
Contains more Vitamin C +306%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 4% 7%
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 +2275%
Contains more Vitamin C +306%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Papaya
3
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2
Quince
Contains more Protein +17.5%
Contains more Fats +160%
Contains more Carbs +41.4%
Equal in Water - 83.8
Equal in Other - 0.4
11% 88%
Protein: 0.47 g
Fats: 0.26 g
Carbs: 10.82 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.39 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 +17.5%
Contains more Fats +160%
Contains more Carbs +41.4%
Equal in Water - 83.8
Equal in Other - 0.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Papaya
2
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1
Quince
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +16%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.7%
38% 34% 27%
Saturated Fat: 0.081 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.072 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.058 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +16%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Papaya 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 Papaya Quince Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.47g 0.4g Papaya
Fats 0.26g 0.1g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 15.3g Quince
Calories 43kcal 57kcal Quince
Fructose 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g Quince
Fiber 1.7g 1.9g Quince
Calcium 20mg 11mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 182mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 8mg 4mg Quince
Zinc 0.08mg 0.04mg Papaya
Copper 0.045mg 0.13mg Quince
Manganese 0.04mg Papaya
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 950IU 40IU Papaya
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 2µg Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9mg 15mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.02mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.2mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.081mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.04mg Quince
Folate 37µg 3µg Papaya
Choline 6.1mg Papaya
Vitamin K 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg Papaya
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.036g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.05g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya 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
26%
Papaya
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Papaya
11%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya 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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.