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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, and Folate.
  • 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
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3
Papaya
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
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 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
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
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9
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275%
Contains more Vitamin C +306%
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 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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275%
Contains more Vitamin C +306%
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

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 Papaya
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 Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 9.12g Quince
Protein 0.4g 0.47g Papaya
Fats 0.1g 0.26g Papaya
Carbs 15.3g 10.82g Quince
Calories 57kcal 43kcal Quince
Starch g 0g Papaya
Fructose g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar g 7.82g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 1.7g Quince
Calcium 11mg 20mg Papaya
Iron 0.7mg 0.25mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 17mg 10mg Quince
Potassium 197mg 182mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 8mg Quince
Zinc 0.04mg 0.08mg Papaya
Copper 0.13mg 0.045mg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin E mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D IU 0IU Papaya
Vitamin D µg 0µg Papaya
Vitamin C 15mg 60.9mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.023mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.027mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.357mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.038mg Quince
Folate 3µg 37µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine mg 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine mg 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine mg 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine mg 0.002mg Papaya
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Papaya
Valine mg 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine mg 0.005mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.081g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.058g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quince Papaya
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
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 food.
Protein
2%
Quince
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
11%
Papaya
Fats
0%
Quince
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (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?
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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. 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.