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Quince vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Quince and Papaya

  • Quince has more Copper and Iron, however Papaya has more Vitamin C, Folate and Vitamin A.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 51% more.
  • Quince has 3 times more Copper than Papaya. Quince has 0.13mg of Copper, while Papaya has 0.045mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Quinces, raw and Papayas, 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
Quince
5
:
3
Papaya
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
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
:
9
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +306%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.038
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +306%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.038

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
7
Quince
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
9
Papaya

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 the food
Protein
2%
Quince
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
11%
Papaya
Fats
0%
Quince
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Quince Papaya
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince Papaya
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Quince
Quince contains less Sugars (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Quince Papaya Opinion
Calories 57 43 Quince
Protein 0.4 0.47 Papaya
Fats 0.1 0.26 Papaya
Vitamin C 15 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 15.3 10.82 Quince
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Iron 0.7 0.25 Quince
Calcium 11 20 Papaya
Potassium 197 182 Quince
Magnesium 8 21 Papaya
Sugars 7.82 Quince
Fiber 1.9 1.7 Quince
Copper 0.13 0.045 Quince
Zinc 0.04 0.08 Papaya
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 17 10 Quince
Sodium 4 8 Quince
Vitamin A 40 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.023 Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.027 Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.357 Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.081 0.191 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.038 Quince
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 Papaya
Folate 3 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.01 0.081 Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.058 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
Fructose 3.73 Papaya

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 of 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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.