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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, Folate, and Vitamin A, however Quince has more Copper, and Iron.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 51% more.
  • Papaya has 24 times more Vitamin A than Quince. Papaya has 47µg of Vitamin A, while Quince has 2µg.

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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Papaya
3
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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 Copper +188.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 197
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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
Papaya
9
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2
Quince
Contains more Vitamin C +306%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
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 +306%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275%
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

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.
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
Calories 43kcal 57kcal Quince
Protein 0.47g 0.4g Papaya
Fats 0.26g 0.1g Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9mg 15mg Papaya
Net carbs 9.12g 13.4g Quince
Carbs 10.82g 15.3g Quince
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.7mg Quince
Calcium 20mg 11mg Papaya
Potassium 182mg 197mg Quince
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Papaya
Sugar 7.82g g Quince
Fiber 1.7g 1.9g Quince
Copper 0.045mg 0.13mg Quince
Zinc 0.08mg 0.04mg Papaya
Starch 0g g Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 17mg Quince
Sodium 8mg 4mg Quince
Vitamin A 950IU 40IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg µg 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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg µg Papaya
Folate 37µg 3µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.036g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.05g Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg mg Papaya
Fructose 3.73g g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Quince
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
28
Papaya
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
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
3%
Papaya
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Papaya
0%
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 - 24)
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

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. 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.