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Prune vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Prune and Quince?

  • Prune is higher in Fiber, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, yet Quince is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Prune's daily need coverage for Fiber is 21% more.
  • Prune has 9 times more Vitamin B3 than Quince. While Prune has 1.882mg of Vitamin B3, Quince has only 0.2mg.

We used Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked and Quinces, raw types 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
Prune
8
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0
Quince
Contains more Calcium +290.9%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Magnesium +412.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.9%
Contains more Potassium +271.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Copper +116.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 35% 30% 30% 65% 1% 12% 94%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +290.9%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Magnesium +412.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.9%
Contains more Potassium +271.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Copper +116.2%

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
Prune
10
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1
Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +1852.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +841%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +412.5%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 47% 9% 0% 2% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 3% 0% 149%
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 Vitamin A +1852.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +841%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +412.5%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Prune Quince Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 13.4g Prune
Protein 2.18g 0.4g Prune
Fats 0.38g 0.1g Prune
Carbs 63.88g 15.3g Prune
Calories 240kcal 57kcal Prune
Starch 5.11g g Prune
Fructose 12.45g g Prune
Sugar 38.13g g Quince
Fiber 7.1g 1.9g Prune
Calcium 43mg 11mg Prune
Iron 0.93mg 0.7mg Prune
Magnesium 41mg 8mg Prune
Phosphorus 69mg 17mg Prune
Potassium 732mg 197mg Prune
Sodium 2mg 4mg Prune
Zinc 0.44mg 0.04mg Prune
Copper 0.281mg 0.13mg Prune
Vitamin A 781IU 40IU Prune
Vitamin E 0.43mg mg Prune
Vitamin D 0IU IU Prune
Vitamin D 0µg µg Prune
Vitamin C 0.6mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.02mg Prune
Vitamin B2 0.186mg 0.03mg Prune
Vitamin B3 1.882mg 0.2mg Prune
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.081mg Prune
Vitamin B6 0.205mg 0.04mg Prune
Folate 4µg 3µg Prune
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 59.5µg µg Prune
Tryptophan 0.025mg mg Prune
Threonine 0.049mg mg Prune
Isoleucine 0.041mg mg Prune
Leucine 0.066mg mg Prune
Lysine 0.05mg mg Prune
Methionine 0.016mg mg Prune
Phenylalanine 0.052mg mg Prune
Valine 0.056mg mg Prune
Histidine 0.027mg mg Prune
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Prune
Saturated Fat 0.088g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053g 0.036g Prune
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.05g Prune

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Prune Quince
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
31
Prune
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
35
Prune
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
13%
Prune
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
64%
Prune
15%
Quince
Fats
2%
Prune
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.13g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Prune
Prune contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prune
Prune is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.