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Quince vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Quince and Pear different?

  • Quince is higher than Pear in Vitamin C, Iron, and Copper.
  • Quince covers your daily need of Vitamin C 12% more than Pear.
  • Quince contains 4 times more Iron than Pear. Quince contains 0.7mg of Iron, while Pear contains 0.18mg.

Quinces, raw and Pears, raw types were 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
6
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2
Pear
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +288.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.8%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +288.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.8%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%

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
7
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4
Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +133.3%

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 Pear
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Pear Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 12.13g Quince
Protein 0.4g 0.36g Quince
Fats 0.1g 0.14g Pear
Carbs 15.3g 15.23g Quince
Calories 57kcal 57kcal
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.42g Pear
Sugar g 9.75g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 11mg 9mg Quince
Iron 0.7mg 0.18mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 7mg Quince
Phosphorus 17mg 12mg Quince
Potassium 197mg 116mg Quince
Sodium 4mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.04mg 0.1mg Pear
Copper 0.13mg 0.082mg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 25IU Quince
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pear
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pear
Vitamin C 15mg 4.3mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.012mg Quince
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.026mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.161mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.049mg Quince
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.029mg Quince
Folate 3µg 7µg Pear
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Pear
Threonine mg 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine mg 0.011mg Pear
Leucine mg 0.019mg Pear
Lysine mg 0.017mg Pear
Methionine mg 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine mg 0.011mg Pear
Valine mg 0.017mg Pear
Histidine mg 0.002mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.022g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Quince Pear
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
15%
Pear
Fats
0%
Quince
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.75g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.