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Rose hip vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rose hip and Quince different?

  • Rose hip has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin A, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Potassium and Phosphorus than Quince.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Rose hip is 457% higher.
  • Rose hip contains 109 times more Vitamin A than Quince. While Rose hip contains 217µg of Vitamin A, Quince contains only 2µg.

Rose Hips, wild (Northern Plains Indians) and Quinces, 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
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Quince
Contains more Iron +51.4%
Contains more Calcium +1436.4%
Contains more Potassium +117.8%
Contains more Magnesium +762.5%
Contains more Zinc +525%
Contains more Phosphorus +258.8%
Contains more Copper +15%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 40% 51% 38% 50% 38% 7% 27% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +51.4%
Contains more Calcium +1436.4%
Contains more Potassium +117.8%
Contains more Magnesium +762.5%
Contains more Zinc +525%
Contains more Phosphorus +258.8%
Contains more Copper +15%
Equal in Sodium - 4

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
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Quince
Contains more Vitamin C +2740%
Contains more Vitamin A +10762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +887.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1420% 261% 117% 0% 4% 39% 25% 48% 18% 0% 65% 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%
Contains more Vitamin C +2740%
Contains more Vitamin A +10762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +887.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Equal in Folate - 3

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
166
Rose hip
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
31
Rose hip
13
Quince

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
10%
Rose hip
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
38%
Rose hip
15%
Quince
Fats
2%
Rose hip
0%
Quince

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.
Rose hip Quince
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Rose hip Quince
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rose hip
Rose hip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rose hip
Rose hip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Quince
Quince contains less Sugars (difference - 2.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)

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 Rose hip Quince Opinion
Calories 162 57 Rose hip
Protein 1.6 0.4 Rose hip
Fats 0.34 0.1 Rose hip
Vitamin C 426 15 Rose hip
Carbs 38.22 15.3 Rose hip
Cholesterol 0 Rose hip
Vitamin D
Iron 1.06 0.7 Rose hip
Calcium 169 11 Rose hip
Potassium 429 197 Rose hip
Magnesium 69 8 Rose hip
Sugars 2.58 Quince
Fiber 24.1 1.9 Rose hip
Copper 0.113 0.13 Quince
Zinc 0.25 0.04 Rose hip
Starch
Phosphorus 61 17 Rose hip
Sodium 4 4
Vitamin A 4345 40 Rose hip
Vitamin E 5.84 Rose hip
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.016 0.02 Quince
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.03 Rose hip
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.2 Rose hip
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.081 Rose hip
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.04 Rose hip
Vitamin B12 0 Quince
Vitamin K 25.9 Rose hip
Folate 3 3
Trans Fat 0 Rose hip
Saturated Fat 0.01 Rose hip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 Quince
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 1.16 Rose hip

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. Rose hip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168998/nutrients
  2. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/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.