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Grapefruit vs. Roselle — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Grapefruit and Roselle

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, while Roselle has more Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily need of Vitamin C 21% more than Roselle.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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 -100%
Contains more Calcium +877.3%
Contains more Iron +1750%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6.6% 3% 6.4% 7.7% 12% 0% 1.9% 11% 2.9% 0.55%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 56% 36% 16% 18% 0.78% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +877.3%
Contains more Iron +1750%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%

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 A +300.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52%
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 69% 2.6% 0% 104% 11% 7.2% 3.8% 16% 12% 9.8% 0% 4.2% 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 17% 0% 0% 40% 2.8% 6.5% 5.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +300.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +24.7%
Contains more Fats +357.1%
Contains more Other +37.8%
Equal in Carbs - 11.31
Equal in Water - 86.58
11% 88%
Protein: 0.77 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 10.66 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.37 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 +24.7%
Contains more Fats +357.1%
Contains more Other +37.8%
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.
Grapefruit 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 Grapefruit Roselle Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 11.31g Roselle
Protein 0.77g 0.96g Roselle
Fats 0.14g 0.64g Roselle
Carbs 10.66g 11.31g Roselle
Calories 42kcal 49kcal Roselle
Fructose 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g Roselle
Fiber 1.6g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 215mg Roselle
Iron 0.08mg 1.48mg Roselle
Magnesium 9mg 51mg Roselle
Phosphorus 18mg 37mg Roselle
Potassium 135mg 208mg Roselle
Sodium 0mg 6mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg Grapefruit
Copper 0.032mg Grapefruit
Manganese 0.022mg Grapefruit
Selenium 0.1µg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150IU 287IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 14µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 12mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.011mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.028mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.31mg Roselle
Vitamin B5 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg Grapefruit
Choline 7.7mg Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Saturated Fat 0.021g Roselle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g Grapefruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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
18%
Grapefruit
6%
Roselle
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
19%
Roselle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Roselle
Roselle is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit 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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.