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Carambola vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 3.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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 Papaya
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Papaya
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
33
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
6
Carambola
7
Papaya

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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Papaya
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%

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
:
7
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +77%
Contains more Vitamin A +1457.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +77%
Contains more Vitamin A +1457.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Papaya

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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 Papaya Opinion
Calories 31 43 Papaya
Protein 1.04 0.47 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.26 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 6.73 10.82 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.25 Papaya
Calcium 3 20 Papaya
Potassium 133 182 Papaya
Magnesium 10 21 Papaya
Sugars 3.98 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.045 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.08 Carambola
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 12 10 Carambola
Sodium 2 8 Carambola
Vitamin A 61 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.15 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.023 Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.027 Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.357 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.191 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.038 Papaya
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.6 Papaya
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.081 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.058 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.008
Threonine 0.044 0.011 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 0.008 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 0.016 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.025 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.002 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.009 Carambola
Valine 0.05 0.01 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 0.005 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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