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Pear vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pear and Quince different?

  • Quince is higher than Pear in Vitamin C, Iron, and Copper.
  • Quince covers your daily need of Vitamin C 12% more than Pear.
  • Pear contains 2 times more Fiber than Quince. Pear contains 3.1g of Fiber, while Quince contains 1.9g.

Pears, raw and Quinces, raw types were 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
Pear
2
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6
Quince
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +288.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.8%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +288.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.8%
Contains more Copper +58.5%

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
Pear
4
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7
Quince
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
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 Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%

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.
Pear Quince
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Quince Opinion
Net carbs 12.13g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.36g 0.4g Quince
Fats 0.14g 0.1g Pear
Carbs 15.23g 15.3g Quince
Calories 57kcal 57kcal
Starch g g
Fructose 6.42g g Pear
Sugar 9.75g g Quince
Fiber 3.1g 1.9g Pear
Calcium 9mg 11mg Quince
Iron 0.18mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 7mg 8mg Quince
Phosphorus 12mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 116mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 1mg 4mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Pear
Copper 0.082mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 25IU 40IU Quince
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pear
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pear
Vitamin C 4.3mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.02mg Quince
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 0.2mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.049mg 0.081mg Quince
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.04mg Quince
Folate 7µg 3µg Pear
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.4µg µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Pear
Threonine 0.011mg mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg mg Pear
Methionine 0.002mg mg Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011mg mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g 0.036g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.05g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pear Quince
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
5
Pear
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
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
2%
Pear
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Pear
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.75g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.