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Quince vs. Kumquat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Quince and Kumquat

  • Kumquat is higher than Quince in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Kumquat covers your daily Vitamin C needs 32% more than Quince.

Food varieties used in this article are Quinces, raw and Kumquats, 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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Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +463.6%
Contains more Iron +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +325%
Equal in Potassium - 186
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 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32% 18% 0%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +463.6%
Contains more Iron +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +325%
Equal in Potassium - 186

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
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11
Kumquat
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +625%
Contains more Vitamin C +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.8%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.036
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 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +625%
Contains more Vitamin C +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.8%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.036

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quince
1
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Contains more Protein +370%
Contains more Fats +760%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Equal in Carbs - 15.9
Equal in Water - 80.85
15% 84%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.3 g
Water: 83.8 g
Other: 0.4 g
2% 16% 81%
Protein: 1.88 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 15.9 g
Water: 80.85 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Protein +370%
Contains more Fats +760%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Equal in Carbs - 15.9
Equal in Water - 80.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quince
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -90.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +242%
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
24% 36% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.103 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +242%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Quince Kumquat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Kumquat Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 9.4g Quince
Protein 0.4g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.1g 0.86g Kumquat
Carbs 15.3g 15.9g Kumquat
Calories 57kcal 71kcal Kumquat
Sugar 9.36g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 6.5g Kumquat
Calcium 11mg 62mg Kumquat
Iron 0.7mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Magnesium 8mg 20mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 17mg 19mg Kumquat
Potassium 197mg 186mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 10mg Quince
Zinc 0.04mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Copper 0.13mg 0.095mg Quince
Manganese 0.135mg Kumquat
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 290IU Kumquat
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 15µg Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15mg Kumquat
Vitamin C 15mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.037mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.429mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.208mg Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.036mg Quince
Folate 3µg 17µg Kumquat
Choline 8.4mg Kumquat
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.103g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.171g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quince Kumquat
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
19%
Kumquat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Quince
14%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.