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Roselle vs. Quince — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Roselle and Quince?

  • Roselle is richer than Quince in Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Roselle's daily need coverage for Calcium is 20% more.
  • Roselle has 6 times more Magnesium than Quince. While Roselle has 51mg of Magnesium, Quince has only 8mg.

We used Roselle, raw and Quinces, 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.
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Quince
Contains more Calcium +1854.5%
Contains more Iron +111.4%
Contains more Magnesium +537.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 197
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 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +1854.5%
Contains more Iron +111.4%
Contains more Magnesium +537.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 197

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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Quince
Contains more Vitamin A +617.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
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% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +617.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Quince
Contains more Protein +140%
Contains more Fats +540%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Contains more Carbs +35.3%
Equal in Water - 83.8
11% 87%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 11.31 g
Water: 86.58 g
Other: 0.51 g
15% 84%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.3 g
Water: 83.8 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +140%
Contains more Fats +540%
Contains more Other +27.5%
Contains more Carbs +35.3%
Equal in Water - 83.8

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roselle Quince
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roselle Quince Opinion
Net carbs 11.31g 13.4g Quince
Protein 0.96g 0.4g Roselle
Fats 0.64g 0.1g Roselle
Carbs 11.31g 15.3g Quince
Calories 49kcal 57kcal Quince
Fiber 1.9g Quince
Calcium 215mg 11mg Roselle
Iron 1.48mg 0.7mg Roselle
Magnesium 51mg 8mg Roselle
Phosphorus 37mg 17mg Roselle
Potassium 208mg 197mg Roselle
Sodium 6mg 4mg Quince
Zinc 0.04mg Quince
Copper 0.13mg Quince
Selenium 0.6µg Quince
Vitamin A 287IU 40IU Roselle
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 2µg Roselle
Vitamin C 12mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.02mg Quince
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.03mg Quince
Vitamin B3 0.31mg 0.2mg Roselle
Vitamin B5 0.081mg Quince
Vitamin B6 0.04mg Quince
Folate 3µg Quince
Saturated Fat 0.01g Roselle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g Quince

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roselle Quince
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
6%
Quince
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Roselle
11%
Quince

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roselle
Roselle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Roselle
Roselle is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Roselle
Roselle is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Quince
Quince is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/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.