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Papaya vs. Roselle — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Papaya and Roselle?

  • Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, yet Roselle is higher in Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 54% more.

We used Papayas, raw and Roselle, raw types in this article.

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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.
Papaya
4
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Contains more Calcium +975%
Contains more Iron +492%
Contains more Magnesium +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +270%
Contains more Potassium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15% 6% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 56% 37% 16% 19% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +975%
Contains more Iron +492%
Contains more Magnesium +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +270%
Contains more Potassium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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.
Papaya
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +231%
Contains more Vitamin C +407.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.2%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 4% 7%
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 A +231%
Contains more Vitamin C +407.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Papaya
1
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Contains more Protein +104.3%
Contains more Fats +146.2%
Contains more Other +30.8%
Equal in Carbs - 11.31
Equal in Water - 86.58
11% 88%
Protein: 0.47 g
Fats: 0.26 g
Carbs: 10.82 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.39 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 +104.3%
Contains more Fats +146.2%
Contains more Other +30.8%
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.
Papaya Roselle
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Roselle Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 11.31g Roselle
Protein 0.47g 0.96g Roselle
Fats 0.26g 0.64g Roselle
Carbs 10.82g 11.31g Roselle
Calories 43kcal 49kcal Roselle
Fructose 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g Roselle
Fiber 1.7g Papaya
Calcium 20mg 215mg Roselle
Iron 0.25mg 1.48mg Roselle
Magnesium 21mg 51mg Roselle
Phosphorus 10mg 37mg Roselle
Potassium 182mg 208mg Roselle
Sodium 8mg 6mg Roselle
Zinc 0.08mg Papaya
Copper 0.045mg Papaya
Manganese 0.04mg Papaya
Selenium 0.6µg Papaya
Vitamin A 950IU 287IU Papaya
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 14µg Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9mg 12mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.011mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.028mg Roselle
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.31mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg Papaya
Folate 37µg Papaya
Choline 6.1mg Papaya
Vitamin K 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg Papaya
Saturated Fat 0.081g Roselle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya 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
26%
Papaya
6%
Roselle
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Papaya
19%
Roselle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Roselle
Roselle contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Roselle
Roselle is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya 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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.