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Lime vs. Roselle — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lime and Roselle

  • Lime has more Vitamin C, however, Roselle is richer in Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Lime covers your daily Vitamin C needs 19% more than Roselle.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Limes, 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.
Lime
5
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Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +551.5%
Contains more Iron +146.7%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Potassium +103.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22% 2% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 56% 37% 16% 19% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +551.5%
Contains more Iron +146.7%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.6%
Contains more Potassium +103.9%

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.
Lime
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +142.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +474%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
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% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 3% 2%
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 +142.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +474%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lime
1
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Contains more Protein +37.1%
Contains more Fats +220%
Contains more Other +70%
Equal in Carbs - 11.31
Equal in Water - 86.58
11% 88%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 10.54 g
Water: 88.26 g
Other: 0.3 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 +37.1%
Contains more Fats +220%
Contains more Other +70%
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.
Lime 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 Lime Roselle Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 11.31g Roselle
Protein 0.7g 0.96g Roselle
Fats 0.2g 0.64g Roselle
Carbs 10.54g 11.31g Roselle
Calories 30kcal 49kcal Roselle
Sugar 1.69g Roselle
Fiber 2.8g Lime
Calcium 33mg 215mg Roselle
Iron 0.6mg 1.48mg Roselle
Magnesium 6mg 51mg Roselle
Phosphorus 18mg 37mg Roselle
Potassium 102mg 208mg Roselle
Sodium 2mg 6mg Lime
Zinc 0.11mg Lime
Copper 0.065mg Lime
Manganese 0.008mg Lime
Selenium 0.4µg Lime
Vitamin A 50IU 287IU Roselle
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 14µg Roselle
Vitamin E 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin C 29.1mg 12mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.011mg Lime
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.028mg Roselle
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.31mg Roselle
Vitamin B5 0.217mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.043mg Lime
Folate 8µg Lime
Choline 5.1mg Lime
Vitamin K 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg Lime
Lysine 0.014mg Lime
Methionine 0.002mg Lime
Saturated Fat 0.022g Roselle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g Lime
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lime 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
12%
Lime
6%
Roselle
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lime
19%
Roselle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.69g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Roselle
Roselle is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lime
Lime contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lime
Lime 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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.