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Quince vs. Figs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Quince and Figs

  • Quince is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper, yet Figs are higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Quince covers your daily Vitamin C needs 14% more than Figs.
  • Quince contains 2 times more Copper than Figs. While Quince contains 0.13mg of Copper, Figs contain only 0.07mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Quinces, raw and Figs, raw.

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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.
Quince
4
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6
Figs
Contains more Iron +89.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Calcium +218.2%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +89.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Calcium +218.2%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +275%

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.
Quince
1
:
11
Figs
Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +255%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.5%
Contains more Folate +100%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 3% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +255%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.5%
Contains more Folate +100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quince
1
:
4
Figs
Contains more Protein +87.5%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +25.4%
Contains more Other +65%
Equal in Water - 79.11
15% 84%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.3 g
Water: 83.8 g
Other: 0.4 g
19% 79%
Protein: 0.75 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 19.18 g
Water: 79.11 g
Other: 0.66 g
Contains more Protein +87.5%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +25.4%
Contains more Other +65%
Equal in Water - 79.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quince
1
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2
Figs
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +188%
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
22% 24% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.066 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.144 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +188%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Quince Figs
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Figs Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 16.28g Figs
Protein 0.4g 0.75g Figs
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Figs
Carbs 15.3g 19.18g Figs
Calories 57kcal 74kcal Figs
Sugar 16.26g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 2.9g Figs
Calcium 11mg 35mg Figs
Iron 0.7mg 0.37mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 17mg Figs
Phosphorus 17mg 14mg Quince
Potassium 197mg 232mg Figs
Sodium 4mg 1mg Figs
Zinc 0.04mg 0.15mg Figs
Copper 0.13mg 0.07mg Quince
Manganese 0.128mg Figs
Selenium 0.6µg 0.2µg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 142IU Figs
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 7µg Figs
Vitamin E 0.11mg Figs
Vitamin C 15mg 2mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.06mg Figs
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.05mg Figs
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.4mg Figs
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.3mg Figs
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.113mg Figs
Folate 3µg 6µg Figs
Choline 4.7mg Figs
Vitamin K 4.7µg Figs
Tryptophan 0.006mg Figs
Threonine 0.024mg Figs
Isoleucine 0.023mg Figs
Leucine 0.033mg Figs
Lysine 0.03mg Figs
Methionine 0.006mg Figs
Phenylalanine 0.018mg Figs
Valine 0.028mg Figs
Histidine 0.011mg Figs
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.06g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.066g Figs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.144g Figs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quince Figs
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
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
6%
Quince
9%
Figs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Quince
11%
Figs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 16.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Figs
Figs contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Figs
Figs is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Figs
Figs is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/nutrients
  2. Figs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.