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Clementine vs. Roselle — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Clementine and Roselle

  • Clementine has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, however, Roselle has more Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Clementine is 41% higher.
  • Roselle has 8 times less Vitamin B1 than Clementine. Clementine has 0.086mg of Vitamin B1, while Roselle has 0.011mg.

Food types used in this article are Clementines, 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.
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Magnesium +410%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +17.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 6% 8% 9% 16% 1% 2% 15% 3% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 56% 37% 16% 19% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Iron +957.1%
Contains more Magnesium +410%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +17.5%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin C +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +681.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 163% 22% 7% 12% 10% 18% 18% 0% 8% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 0% 0% 40% 3% 7% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +681.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.9%
Contains more Fats +326.7%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Equal in Carbs - 11.31
Equal in Water - 86.58
12% 87%
Protein: 0.85 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 12.02 g
Water: 86.58 g
Other: 0.4 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 +12.9%
Contains more Fats +326.7%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Equal in Carbs - 11.31
Equal in Water - 86.58

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Clementine Roselle Opinion
Net carbs 10.32g 11.31g Roselle
Protein 0.85g 0.96g Roselle
Fats 0.15g 0.64g Roselle
Carbs 12.02g 11.31g Clementine
Calories 47kcal 49kcal Roselle
Fructose 1.64g Clementine
Sugar 9.18g Roselle
Fiber 1.7g Clementine
Calcium 30mg 215mg Roselle
Iron 0.14mg 1.48mg Roselle
Magnesium 10mg 51mg Roselle
Phosphorus 21mg 37mg Roselle
Potassium 177mg 208mg Roselle
Sodium 1mg 6mg Clementine
Zinc 0.06mg Clementine
Copper 0.043mg Clementine
Manganese 0.023mg Clementine
Selenium 0.1µg Clementine
Vitamin A 287IU Roselle
Vitamin A RAE 14µg Roselle
Vitamin E 0.2mg Clementine
Vitamin C 48.8mg 12mg Clementine
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.011mg Clementine
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.028mg Clementine
Vitamin B3 0.636mg 0.31mg Clementine
Vitamin B5 0.151mg Clementine
Vitamin B6 0.075mg Clementine
Folate 24µg Clementine
Choline 14mg Clementine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Clementine 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
20%
Clementine
6%
Roselle
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Clementine
19%
Roselle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Clementine
Clementine contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Clementine
Clementine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Clementine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168195/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.