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Carambola vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Common plum
Common plum is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common plum
Common plum is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 5.94g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carambola Common plum
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Common plum
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
17
Carambola
10
Common plum
Mineral Summary Score
6
Carambola
5
Common plum

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Iron +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Iron +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Vitamin C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +465.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +465.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
6%
Carambola
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Common plum
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Common plum

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carambola Common plum Opinion
Calories 31 46 Common plum
Protein 1.04 0.7 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.28 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 9.5 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 11.42 Common plum
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.17 Common plum
Calcium 3 6 Common plum
Potassium 133 157 Common plum
Magnesium 10 7 Carambola
Sugars 3.98 9.92 Common plum
Fiber 2.8 1.4 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.057 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.1 Carambola
Starch 0 Common plum
Phosphorus 12 16 Common plum
Sodium 2 0 Common plum
Vitamin A 61 345 Common plum
Vitamin E 0.15 0.26 Common plum
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.028 Common plum
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.026 Common plum
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.417 Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.135 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.029 Common plum
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 6.4 Common plum
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.017 Common plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.134 Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.044 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.009 Common plum
Threonine 0.044 0.01 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 0.014 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 0.015 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.016 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.008 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.014 Carambola
Valine 0.05 0.016 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 0.009 Common plum
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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