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Cooking plantain vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 11.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.124g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Cooking plantain Carambola
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price 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 vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cooking plantain Carambola
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
21
Cooking plantain
17
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cooking plantain
6
Carambola

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
:
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Potassium +275.2%
Contains more Magnesium +270%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Calcium - 3
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Potassium +275.2%
Contains more Magnesium +270%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Calcium - 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 A +1747.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1658.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +87%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Contains more Vitamin A +1747.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1658.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +87%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.4%
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
8%
Cooking plantain
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
7%
Carambola
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
2%
Carambola

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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 Cooking plantain Carambola Opinion
Calories 122 31 Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3 1.04 Cooking plantain
Fats 0.37 0.33 Cooking plantain
Vitamin C 18.4 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 31.89 6.73 Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.08 Cooking plantain
Calcium 3 3
Potassium 499 133 Cooking plantain
Magnesium 37 10 Cooking plantain
Sugars 15 3.98 Cooking plantain
Fiber 2.3 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.081 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.14 0.12 Cooking plantain
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Phosphorus 34 12 Cooking plantain
Sodium 4 2 Carambola
Vitamin A 1127 61 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.014 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054 0.016 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.686 0.367 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.299 0.017 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 0 Cooking plantain
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.143 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.03 Cooking plantain
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.015 0.008 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.036 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.059 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.06 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.017 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.037 Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.064 0.008 Cooking plantain
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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