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Carambola vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 1.48g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Lemon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Lemon
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
25
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Carambola
6
Lemon

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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Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +270.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 138
Equal in Sodium - 2
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +270.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 138
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
:
4
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Contains more Vitamin A +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
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
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
9%
Lemon
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Lemon

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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 Lemon Opinion
Calories 31 29 Carambola
Protein 1.04 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.33 0.3 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 53 Lemon
Carbs 6.73 9.32 Lemon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 3 26 Lemon
Potassium 133 138 Lemon
Magnesium 10 8 Carambola
Sugars 3.98 2.5 Carambola
Fiber 2.8 2.8
Copper 0.137 0.037 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.06 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 12 16 Lemon
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 61 22 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 0.15
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.04 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.02 Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.1 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.19 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.039 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.011 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.089 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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