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Quince vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Quince and Common plum

  • Quince is higher than Common plum in Copper, Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Quince contains 4 times more Iron than Common plum. While Quince contains 0.7mg of Iron, Common plum contains only 0.17mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Quinces, raw and Plums, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +311.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +128.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 2% 14% 5% 19% 3% 7% 0%
Contains more Iron +311.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +128.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 32% 21% 6% 0% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 0% 16% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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 Common plum
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Common plum Opinion
Calories 57kcal 46kcal Quince
Protein 0.4g 0.7g Common plum
Fats 0.1g 0.28g Common plum
Vitamin C 15mg 9.5mg Quince
Net carbs 13.4g 10.02g Quince
Carbs 15.3g 11.42g Quince
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Common plum
Iron 0.7mg 0.17mg Quince
Calcium 11mg 6mg Quince
Potassium 197mg 157mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 7mg Quince
Sugar g 9.92g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 1.4g Quince
Copper 0.13mg 0.057mg Quince
Zinc 0.04mg 0.1mg Common plum
Starch g 0g Common plum
Phosphorus 17mg 16mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 0mg Common plum
Vitamin A 40IU 345IU Common plum
Vitamin E mg 0.26mg Common plum
Vitamin D µg 0µg Common plum
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.028mg Common plum
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.026mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.417mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.135mg Common plum
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.029mg Quince
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 6.4µg Common plum
Folate 3µg 5µg Common plum
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.017g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.134g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.044g Quince
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Common plum
Threonine mg 0.01mg Common plum
Isoleucine mg 0.014mg Common plum
Leucine mg 0.015mg Common plum
Lysine mg 0.016mg Common plum
Methionine mg 0.008mg Common plum
Phenylalanine mg 0.014mg Common plum
Valine mg 0.016mg Common plum
Histidine mg 0.009mg Common plum
Fructose g 3.07g Common plum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quince Common plum
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Common plum
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
7
Common plum

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
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
11%
Common plum
Fats
0%
Quince
1%
Common plum

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.92g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Common plum
Common plum is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common plum
Common plum 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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/nutrients
  2. Common plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.