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Apricot vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Apricot and Carambola

  • Apricot is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Carambola is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 27% higher.
  • Apricot has 32 times more Vitamin A RAE than Carambola. While Apricot has 96µg of Vitamin A RAE, Carambola has only 3µg.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

The food types used in this comparison are Apricots, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), raw.

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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 Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +387.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +387.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +1996.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +217.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.9%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1996.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +493.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +217.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.9%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Apricot Carambola
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apricot Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 3.93g Apricot
Protein 1.4g 1.04g Apricot
Fats 0.39g 0.33g Apricot
Carbs 11.12g 6.73g Apricot
Calories 48kcal 31kcal Apricot
Starch g g
Fructose 0.94g g Apricot
Sugar 9.24g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 2g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 13mg 3mg Apricot
Iron 0.39mg 0.08mg Apricot
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 23mg 12mg Apricot
Potassium 259mg 133mg Apricot
Sodium 1mg 2mg Apricot
Zinc 0.2mg 0.12mg Apricot
Copper 0.078mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 1279IU 61IU Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89mg 0.15mg Apricot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.014mg Apricot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.016mg Apricot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.367mg Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.017mg Apricot
Folate 9µg 12µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.3µg 0µg Apricot
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.008mg Apricot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.044mg Apricot
Isoleucine 0.041mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.077mg
Lysine 0.097mg 0.077mg Apricot
Methionine 0.006mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.052mg 0.037mg Apricot
Valine 0.047mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.027mg 0.008mg Apricot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.17g 0.03g Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.077g 0.184g Carambola

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Apricot Carambola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Apricot
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
11
Apricot
10
Carambola

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 food.
Protein
8%
Apricot
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
11%
Apricot
7%
Carambola
Fats
2%
Apricot
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Apricot
Apricot is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Apricot
Apricot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apricot
Apricot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/nutrients
  2. Carambola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.