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Carambola vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 34.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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 Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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 Tamarind
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
16
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
6
Carambola
30
Tamarind

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 +59.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.2%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.2%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%

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 C +882.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2957.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +428.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +882.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2957.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +428.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.2%
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
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Carambola
3%
Tamarind

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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 Tamarind Opinion
Calories 31 239 Tamarind
Protein 1.04 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.33 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 34.4 3.5 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 3 74 Tamarind
Potassium 133 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 10 92 Tamarind
Sugars 3.98 38.8 Tamarind
Fiber 2.8 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.137 0.086 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.1 Carambola
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Phosphorus 12 113 Tamarind
Sodium 2 28 Carambola
Vitamin A 61 30 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 0.1 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.367 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.143 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.066 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.8 Tamarind
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.272 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.059 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.021 0.014 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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