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Tamarind vs Carambola - 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.
Tamarind Carambola
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
Tamarind 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
16
Tamarind
17
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
30
Tamarind
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
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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%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%

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 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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +882.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%

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
17%
Tamarind
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
7%
Carambola
Fats
3%
Tamarind
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 Tamarind Carambola Opinion
Calories 239 31 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 1.04 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.33 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 62.5 6.73 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.08 Tamarind
Calcium 74 3 Tamarind
Potassium 628 133 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 10 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 3.98 Tamarind
Fiber 5.1 2.8 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.1 0.12 Carambola
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Phosphorus 113 12 Tamarind
Sodium 28 2 Carambola
Vitamin A 30 61 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.1 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.014 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.016 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.367 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.017 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0 Tamarind
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.03 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.018 0.008 Tamarind
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.139 0.077 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 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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