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Carambola vs Currant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 3.39g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Currant
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Currant
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
23
Currant
Mineral Summary Score
6
Carambola
12
Currant

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 Copper +28%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +106.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +106.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 A +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +510.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +510.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.8%
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
8%
Currant
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
14%
Currant
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Currant

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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 Currant Opinion
Calories 31 56 Currant
Protein 1.04 1.4 Currant
Fats 0.33 0.2 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 41 Currant
Carbs 6.73 13.8 Currant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 1 Currant
Calcium 3 33 Currant
Potassium 133 275 Currant
Magnesium 10 13 Currant
Sugars 3.98 7.37 Currant
Fiber 2.8 4.3 Currant
Copper 0.137 0.107 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.23 Currant
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Phosphorus 12 44 Currant
Sodium 2 1 Currant
Vitamin A 61 42 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 0.1 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.04 Currant
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.05 Currant
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.1 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.064 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.07 Currant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 11 Currant
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.017 Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.028 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.088 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 Carambola
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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