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Quince vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Quince and Lemon?

  • Quince is richer in Copper, yet Lemon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 42% higher.
  • Quince has 4 times more Copper than Lemon. Quince has 0.13mg of Copper, while Lemon has 0.037mg.

We used Quinces, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel types in this comparison.

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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
4
:
3
Lemon
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Copper +251.4%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 8
Equal in Phosphorus - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Copper +251.4%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 8
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
3
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8
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
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 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +266.7%

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 Lemon
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 Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 6.52g Quince
Protein 0.4g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Lemon
Carbs 15.3g 9.32g Quince
Calories 57kcal 29kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.5g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 11mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.7mg 0.6mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 8mg
Phosphorus 17mg 16mg Quince
Potassium 197mg 138mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.04mg 0.06mg Lemon
Copper 0.13mg 0.037mg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 22IU Quince
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lemon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lemon
Vitamin C 15mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.02mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.1mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 3µg 11µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Lemon
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.039g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.011g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince Lemon
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
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
9
Lemon

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
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
9%
Lemon
Fats
0%
Quince
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemon
Lemon 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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.