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Watermelon vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Watermelon and Quince

  • Watermelon has less Copper, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Iron.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Watermelon, raw and Quinces, 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
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Iron +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Copper +209.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Iron +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +75.9%
Contains more Copper +209.5%

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 A +1322.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +1322.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Equal in Folate - 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.
Watermelon Quince
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Quince Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.61g 0.4g Watermelon
Fats 0.15g 0.1g Watermelon
Carbs 7.55g 15.3g Quince
Calories 30kcal 57kcal Quince
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g g Quince
Fiber 0.4g 1.9g Quince
Calcium 7mg 11mg Quince
Iron 0.24mg 0.7mg Quince
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 17mg Quince
Potassium 112mg 197mg Quince
Sodium 1mg 4mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 569IU 40IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Watermelon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Watermelon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Watermelon
Vitamin C 8.1mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.02mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.2mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.081mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.04mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg mg Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.036g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.05g

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Watermelon Quince
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
9
Watermelon
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
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 food.
Protein
4%
Watermelon
2%
Quince
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
15%
Quince
Fats
1%
Watermelon
0%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in minerals
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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.