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Quince vs Prune - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Quince and Prune?

  • Quince is higher in Vitamin C, yet Prune is higher in Fiber, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Prune's daily need coverage for Fiber is 21% more.
  • Quince has 25 times more Vitamin C than Prune. While Quince has 15mg of Vitamin C, Prune has only 0.6mg.

We used Quinces, raw and Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked types 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
0
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8
Prune
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Calcium +290.9%
Contains more Potassium +271.6%
Contains more Magnesium +412.5%
Contains more Copper +116.2%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 13% 65% 30% 94% 12% 30% 1%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Calcium +290.9%
Contains more Potassium +271.6%
Contains more Magnesium +412.5%
Contains more Copper +116.2%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
1
:
10
Prune
Contains more Vitamin C +2400%
Contains more Vitamin A +1852.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +841%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +412.5%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
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 2% 47% 9% 0% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 0% 149% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2400%
Contains more Vitamin A +1852.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +841%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +412.5%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

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 Prune
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Prune Opinion
Calories 57kcal 240kcal Prune
Protein 0.4g 2.18g Prune
Fats 0.1g 0.38g Prune
Vitamin C 15mg 0.6mg Quince
Net carbs 13.4g 56.78g Prune
Carbs 15.3g 63.88g Prune
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Prune
Iron 0.7mg 0.93mg Prune
Calcium 11mg 43mg Prune
Potassium 197mg 732mg Prune
Magnesium 8mg 41mg Prune
Sugar g 38.13g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 7.1g Prune
Copper 0.13mg 0.281mg Prune
Zinc 0.04mg 0.44mg Prune
Starch g 5.11g Prune
Phosphorus 17mg 69mg Prune
Sodium 4mg 2mg Prune
Vitamin A 40IU 781IU Prune
Vitamin E mg 0.43mg Prune
Vitamin D µg 0µg Prune
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.051mg Prune
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.186mg Prune
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.882mg Prune
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.422mg Prune
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.205mg Prune
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 59.5µg Prune
Folate 3µg 4µg Prune
Trans Fat 0g g Prune
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.088g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.053g Prune
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.062g Prune
Tryptophan mg 0.025mg Prune
Threonine mg 0.049mg Prune
Isoleucine mg 0.041mg Prune
Leucine mg 0.066mg Prune
Lysine mg 0.05mg Prune
Methionine mg 0.016mg Prune
Phenylalanine mg 0.052mg Prune
Valine mg 0.056mg Prune
Histidine mg 0.027mg Prune
Fructose g 12.45g Prune

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince Prune
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
31
Prune
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
35
Prune

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
13%
Prune
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
64%
Prune
Fats
0%
Quince
2%
Prune

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.13g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Prune
Prune contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prune
Prune is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Prune
Prune 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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.