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Roselle vs. Currant — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Roselle and Currant

  • Roselle has more Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron, however, Currant is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Currant covers your daily Vitamin C needs 32% more than Roselle.
  • Currant contains 7 times less Calcium than Roselle. Roselle contains 215mg of Calcium, while Currant contains 33mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Roselle, raw and Currants, red and white, 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 more Calcium +551.5%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Magnesium +292.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +32.2%
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 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36% 25% 4%
Contains more Calcium +551.5%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Magnesium +292.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +32.2%
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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Currant
Contains more Vitamin A +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210%
Contains more Vitamin C +241.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
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 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 5% 28%
Contains more Vitamin A +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210%
Contains more Vitamin C +241.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +220%
Contains more Protein +45.8%
Contains more Carbs +22%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Equal in Water - 83.95
11% 87%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 11.31 g
Water: 86.58 g
Other: 0.51 g
14% 84%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.8 g
Water: 83.95 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Fats +220%
Contains more Protein +45.8%
Contains more Carbs +22%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Equal in Water - 83.95

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roselle Currant
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 Currant Opinion
Net carbs 11.31g 9.5g Roselle
Protein 0.96g 1.4g Currant
Fats 0.64g 0.2g Roselle
Carbs 11.31g 13.8g Currant
Calories 49kcal 56kcal Currant
Fructose 3.53g Currant
Sugar 7.37g Roselle
Fiber 4.3g Currant
Calcium 215mg 33mg Roselle
Iron 1.48mg 1mg Roselle
Magnesium 51mg 13mg Roselle
Phosphorus 37mg 44mg Currant
Potassium 208mg 275mg Currant
Sodium 6mg 1mg Currant
Zinc 0.23mg Currant
Copper 0.107mg Currant
Manganese 0.186mg Currant
Selenium 0.6µg Currant
Vitamin A 287IU 42IU Roselle
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 2µg Roselle
Vitamin E 0.1mg Currant
Vitamin C 12mg 41mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.04mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.05mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.31mg 0.1mg Roselle
Vitamin B5 0.064mg Currant
Vitamin B6 0.07mg Currant
Folate 8µg Currant
Choline 7.6mg Currant
Vitamin K 11µg Currant
Saturated Fat 0.017g Roselle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g Currant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Roselle Currant
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
17%
Currant
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Roselle
17%
Currant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.37g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
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 - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Currant
Currant 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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.