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Watermelon vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 2.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in minerals
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.
Watermelon Carambola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals 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
Watermelon 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
9
Watermelon
17
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
4
Watermelon
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 +200%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 12
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 12

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 +832.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +832.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.9%

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
4%
Watermelon
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Watermelon
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 Watermelon Carambola Opinion
Calories 30 31 Carambola
Protein 0.61 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.15 0.33 Carambola
Vitamin C 8.1 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 7.55 6.73 Watermelon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 0.08 Watermelon
Calcium 7 3 Watermelon
Potassium 112 133 Carambola
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 6.2 3.98 Watermelon
Fiber 0.4 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.042 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.1 0.12 Carambola
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 12 Carambola
Sodium 1 2 Watermelon
Vitamin A 569 61 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.014 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.016 Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178 0.367 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.221 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.017 Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Watermelon
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.019 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.03 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.007 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.027 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.019 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.018 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.062 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.006 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.015 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.016 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.006 0.008 Carambola
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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