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Banana vs. Roselle — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Banana and Roselle

  • Roselle is higher than Banana in Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Roselle's daily need coverage for Calcium is 21% higher.
  • Banana has 2 times more Potassium than Roselle. While Banana has 358mg of Potassium, Roselle has only 208mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Bananas, raw and Roselle, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
6
:
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +4200%
Contains more Iron +469.2%
Contains more Magnesium +88.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 9.8% 19% 9.4% 32% 0.13% 4.1% 26% 35% 5.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 56% 36% 16% 18% 0.78% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +4200%
Contains more Iron +469.2%
Contains more Magnesium +88.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.2%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
10
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3.8% 2% 0% 29% 7.8% 17% 12% 20% 85% 15% 0% 5.3% 1.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 0% 0% 40% 2.8% 6.5% 5.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
3
:
Contains more Protein +13.5%
Contains more Carbs +101.9%
Contains more Other +62.7%
Contains more Fats +93.9%
Contains more Water +15.6%
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
11% 87%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 11.31 g
Water: 86.58 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Protein +13.5%
Contains more Carbs +101.9%
Contains more Other +62.7%
Contains more Fats +93.9%
Contains more Water +15.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Banana Roselle
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Roselle Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 11.31g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.96g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.64g Roselle
Carbs 22.84g 11.31g Banana
Calories 89kcal 49kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g Roselle
Fiber 2.6g Banana
Calcium 5mg 215mg Roselle
Iron 0.26mg 1.48mg Roselle
Magnesium 27mg 51mg Roselle
Phosphorus 22mg 37mg Roselle
Potassium 358mg 208mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 6mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 287IU Roselle
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 14µg Roselle
Vitamin E 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 12mg Roselle
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.011mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.028mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.31mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg Banana
Folate 20µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g Roselle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Roselle
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Banana
6%
Roselle
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
19%
Roselle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is cheaper?
Roselle
Roselle is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/nutrients
  2. Roselle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168170/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.