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Quince vs Guava - Health impact and Nutrition Comparison

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Article author photo Tatevik  Stepanyan by Tatevik Stepanyan | Last updated on April 23, 2021
Education: Food Blogger
Quince
vs
Guava

Summary

Although guava and quince have similar nutritional structures, they are radically different in the number of nutrients they contain. Guava is richer in fats, protein, and dietary fiber while being lower in sugars compared to quince.

Guava also contains almost 10 times more vitamins and around 2 times more minerals than quince, making guava nutritionally superior to quince.

Introduction

Quince is often incorporated into our daily lives as an extract, powder, or tea. It is often used as a compressor application for swollen and painful parts, injuries, and cuts. Its lotion is perfect for soothing eyes. This fruit is also available as juice, wine, jelly, jam, pudding, and other forms of sweets.

Guava is a tropical fruit largely cultivated in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico. The fruit, its juice, and leaves are often used as medicine. It is usually eaten raw, though you may use it in beverages, jams, and desserts.

Nutrition

Guava has richer vitamin and mineral profiles compared to quince. Guava contains 15 times more vitamin A and vitamin C compared to quince. Guava is also significantly richer in all B group vitamins.

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
0
:
11
Guava
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin C +1422%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +235%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +456.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Folate +1533.3%
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 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1460%
Contains more Vitamin C +1422%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +235%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +456.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Folate +1533.3%

For their mineral content, guava is richer in copper, potassium, and zinc, whereas quince is higher in iron.

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
1
:
7
Guava
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Contains more Copper +76.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Contains more Copper +76.9%

Guava also contains more protein, polyunsaturated fats, and dietary fiber, while quince is higher in net carbs.

Both of these fruits are low in calories; however, guava contains slightly more calories.

Health Impact

These fruits have been part of the human diet since ancient times. Their health benefits have been known for centuries.

Quince is excellent for digestive disorders (gastrointestinal inflammation) and diarrhea. It also suppresses coughs and helps heal cuts and injuries (1, 2, 3).

Guava has beneficial effects on diabetes and hypercholesterolemia. It also acts as a cough suppressant. It has protective functions against heart disease and cancer development (4).

Both these fruits are rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, which lowers inflammation and decreases the risks of multiple diseases. The leaf extract of guava is anti-hyperglycemic and widely used in the treatment of diabetes (5).

References

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16448180/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746575/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746946/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5628524/
  5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28347786/
Article author photo Tatevik  Stepanyan
Education: Food Blogger
Last updated: April 23, 2021
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian

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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 Guava
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Guava Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 8.92g Quince
Protein 0.4g 2.55g Guava
Fats 0.1g 0.95g Guava
Carbs 15.3g 14.32g Quince
Calories 57kcal 68kcal Guava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 8.92g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 5.4g Guava
Calcium 11mg 18mg Guava
Iron 0.7mg 0.26mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 22mg Guava
Phosphorus 17mg 40mg Guava
Potassium 197mg 417mg Guava
Sodium 4mg 2mg Guava
Zinc 0.04mg 0.23mg Guava
Copper 0.13mg 0.23mg Guava
Vitamin A 40IU 624IU Guava
Vitamin E mg 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin D IU 0IU Guava
Vitamin D µg 0µg Guava
Vitamin C 15mg 228.3mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.067mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.04mg Guava
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.084mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.451mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.11mg Guava
Folate 3µg 49µg Guava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Guava
Tryptophan mg 0.022mg Guava
Threonine mg 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine mg 0.093mg Guava
Leucine mg 0.171mg Guava
Lysine mg 0.072mg Guava
Methionine mg 0.016mg Guava
Phenylalanine mg 0.006mg Guava
Valine mg 0.087mg Guava
Histidine mg 0.022mg Guava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.272g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.087g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.401g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince Guava
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
80
Guava
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
21
Guava

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
15%
Guava
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
14%
Guava
Fats
0%
Quince
4%
Guava

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.92g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.262g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava 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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.