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Quince vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Quince and Melon different?

  • Quince is higher in Copper, however Melon is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Quince contains 2 times more Copper than Melon. While Quince contains 0.13mg of Copper, Melon contains only 0.06mg.

Quinces, raw and Melons, casaba, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
5
:
2
Melon
Contains more Iron +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Iron +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 182

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
2
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9
Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.084
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 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.084

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 Melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 Melon Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 5.68g Quince
Protein 0.4g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.1g
Carbs 15.3g 6.58g Quince
Calories 57kcal 28kcal Quince
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 5.69g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 0.9g Quince
Calcium 11mg 11mg
Iron 0.7mg 0.34mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 11mg Melon
Phosphorus 17mg 5mg Quince
Potassium 197mg 182mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 9mg Quince
Zinc 0.04mg 0.07mg Melon
Copper 0.13mg 0.06mg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Quince
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Melon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Melon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Melon
Vitamin C 15mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.015mg Quince
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.232mg Melon
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.084mg Melon
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 3µg 8µg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Melon
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 0.025g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.002g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.039g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quince Melon
Low Fats diet Equal
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
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
8
Melon

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%
Melon
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
7%
Melon
Fats
0%
Quince
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Melon
Melon 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

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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.