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Roselle vs. Apple — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Roselle and Apple

  • Apple contains less Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Vitamin C than Roselle.
  • Daily need coverage for Calcium from Roselle is 21% higher.
  • Apple has 12 times less Iron than Roselle. Roselle has 1.48mg of Iron, while Apple has 0.12mg.

Food types used in this article are Roselle, raw and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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.
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Apple
Contains more Calcium +3483.3%
Contains more Iron +1133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +920%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +94.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 56% 37% 16% 19% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9% 5% 0%
Contains more Calcium +3483.3%
Contains more Iron +1133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +920%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +94.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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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Apple
Contains more Vitamin A +431.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.026
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 2% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +431.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.026

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Apple
Contains more Protein +269.2%
Contains more Fats +276.5%
Contains more Other +155%
Contains more Carbs +22.1%
Equal in Water - 85.56
11% 87%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 11.31 g
Water: 86.58 g
Other: 0.51 g
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +269.2%
Contains more Fats +276.5%
Contains more Other +155%
Contains more Carbs +22.1%
Equal in Water - 85.56

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roselle Apple
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 Roselle Apple Opinion
Net carbs 11.31g 11.41g Apple
Protein 0.96g 0.26g Roselle
Fats 0.64g 0.17g Roselle
Carbs 11.31g 13.81g Apple
Calories 49kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch 0.05g Apple
Fructose 5.9g Apple
Sugar 10.39g Roselle
Fiber 2.4g Apple
Calcium 215mg 6mg Roselle
Iron 1.48mg 0.12mg Roselle
Magnesium 51mg 5mg Roselle
Phosphorus 37mg 11mg Roselle
Potassium 208mg 107mg Roselle
Sodium 6mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.04mg Apple
Copper 0.027mg Apple
Manganese 0.035mg Apple
Vitamin A 287IU 54IU Roselle
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 3µg Roselle
Vitamin E 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin C 12mg 4.6mg Roselle
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.017mg Apple
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.026mg Roselle
Vitamin B3 0.31mg 0.091mg Roselle
Vitamin B5 0.061mg Apple
Vitamin B6 0.041mg Apple
Folate 3µg Apple
Choline 3.4mg Apple
Vitamin K 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg Apple
Lysine 0.012mg Apple
Methionine 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg Apple
Saturated Fat 0.028g Roselle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Roselle Apple
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
6%
Roselle
4%
Apple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Roselle
4%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.39g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Roselle
Roselle is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apple
Apple 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. Roselle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168170/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.