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Carambola vs Kumquat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 5.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Kumquat
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Kumquat
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
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
6
Carambola
11
Kumquat

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
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Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +975%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +975%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%

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 B5 +88%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15

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
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
16%
Kumquat
Fats
2%
Carambola
4%
Kumquat

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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 Kumquat Opinion
Calories 31 71 Kumquat
Protein 1.04 1.88 Kumquat
Fats 0.33 0.86 Kumquat
Vitamin C 34.4 43.9 Kumquat
Carbs 6.73 15.9 Kumquat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.86 Kumquat
Calcium 3 62 Kumquat
Potassium 133 186 Kumquat
Magnesium 10 20 Kumquat
Sugars 3.98 9.36 Kumquat
Fiber 2.8 6.5 Kumquat
Copper 0.137 0.095 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.17 Kumquat
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Phosphorus 12 19 Kumquat
Sodium 2 10 Carambola
Vitamin A 61 290 Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.15
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.037 Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.09 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.429 Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.208 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.036 Kumquat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.103 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.154 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.171 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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