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

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

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Pear Quince
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Quince Opinion
Calories 57 57
Protein 0.36 0.4 Quince
Fats 0.14 0.1 Pear
Vitamin C 4.3 15 Quince
Net carbs 12.130000114440918 13.399999618530273 Quince
Carbs 15.23 15.3 Quince
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Pear
Iron 0.18 0.7 Quince
Calcium 9 11 Quince
Potassium 116 197 Quince
Magnesium 7 8 Quince
Sugar 9.75 Quince
Fiber 3.1 1.9 Pear
Copper 0.082 0.13 Quince
Zinc 0.1 0.04 Pear
Starch
Phosphorus 12 17 Quince
Sodium 1 4 Pear
Vitamin A 25 40 Quince
Vitamin E 0.12 Pear
Vitamin D 0 Pear
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.02 Quince
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.03 Quince
Vitamin B3 0.161 0.2 Quince
Vitamin B5 0.049 0.081 Quince
Vitamin B6 0.029 0.04 Quince
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.4 Pear
Folate 7 3 Pear
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.022 0.01 Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084 0.036 Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094 0.05 Pear
Tryptophan 0.002 Pear
Threonine 0.011 Pear
Isoleucine 0.011 Pear
Leucine 0.019 Pear
Lysine 0.017 Pear
Methionine 0.002 Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011 Pear
Valine 0.017 Pear
Histidine 0.002 Pear
Fructose 6.42 Pear

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.