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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pear
3
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7
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%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28% 7% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
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%
Contains more Selenium +500%

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.
Pear
5
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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 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 3% 11%
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 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pear
2
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3
Quince
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Protein +11.1%
Contains more Other +29%
Equal in Carbs - 15.3
Equal in Water - 83.8
15% 84%
Protein: 0.36 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 15.23 g
Water: 83.96 g
Other: 0.31 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 Fats +40%
Contains more Protein +11.1%
Contains more Other +29%
Equal in Carbs - 15.3
Equal in Water - 83.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pear
2
:
1
Quince
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88%
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.5%
11% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.084 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.094 g
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88%
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Fructose 6.42g Pear
Sugar 9.75g 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
Manganese 0.048mg Pear
Selenium 0.1µg 0.6µg Quince
Vitamin A 25IU 40IU Quince
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 2µg Quince
Vitamin E 0.12mg 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
Choline 5.1mg Pear
Vitamin K 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg Pear
Threonine 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg Pear
Methionine 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg Pear
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?

ok
ok
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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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
5%
Pear
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Pear
11%
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

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. 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.