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Quince vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Quince and Apple different?

  • Quince has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Iron than Apple.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Quince is 12% higher.
  • Quince contains 6 times more Iron than Apple. While Quince contains 0.7mg of Iron, Apple contains only 0.12mg.

Quinces, raw and Apples, raw, with skin are the varieties 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
Quince
6
:
1
Apple
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.1%
Contains more Copper +381.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Zinc - 0.04
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.1%
Contains more Copper +381.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Zinc - 0.04

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
Quince
5
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5
Apple
Contains more Vitamin C +226.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +35%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.041
Equal in Folate - 3
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +226.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +35%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.041
Equal in Folate - 3

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.
Quince Apple
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 Quince Apple Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 11.41g Quince
Protein 0.4g 0.26g Quince
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Apple
Carbs 15.3g 13.81g Quince
Calories 57kcal 52kcal Quince
Starch g 0.05g Apple
Fructose g 5.9g Apple
Sugar g 10.39g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 11mg 6mg Quince
Iron 0.7mg 0.12mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 5mg Quince
Phosphorus 17mg 11mg Quince
Potassium 197mg 107mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.04mg 0.04mg
Copper 0.13mg 0.027mg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 54IU Apple
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D IU 0IU Apple
Vitamin D µg 0µg Apple
Vitamin C 15mg 4.6mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.017mg Quince
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.026mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.091mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.061mg Quince
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.041mg Apple
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan mg 0.001mg Apple
Threonine mg 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine mg 0.006mg Apple
Leucine mg 0.013mg Apple
Lysine mg 0.012mg Apple
Methionine mg 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine mg 0.006mg Apple
Valine mg 0.012mg Apple
Histidine mg 0.005mg Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.028g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.007g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.051g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quince Apple
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
7
Quince
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
4
Apple

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%
Quince
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
14%
Apple
Fats
0%
Quince
1%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.39g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.