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Carambola vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 5.37g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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 Orange
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 Orange
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
27
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
6
Carambola
6
Orange

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
:
5
Orange
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +1233.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +1233.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
:
6
Orange
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +252.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +252.9%

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
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
12%
Orange
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Orange

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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 Orange Opinion
Calories 31 47 Orange
Protein 1.04 0.94 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.12 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 53.2 Orange
Carbs 6.73 11.75 Orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.1 Orange
Calcium 3 40 Orange
Potassium 133 181 Orange
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 3.98 9.35 Orange
Fiber 2.8 2.4 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.045 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.07 Carambola
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Phosphorus 12 14 Orange
Sodium 2 0 Orange
Vitamin A 61 225 Orange
Vitamin E 0.15 0.18 Orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.087 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.04 Orange
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.282 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.25 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.06 Orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.015 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.023 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.025 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.009 Orange
Threonine 0.044 0.015 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 0.025 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 0.023 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.047 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.02 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.031 Carambola
Valine 0.05 0.04 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 0.018 Orange
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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