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Avocado vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Avocado and Carambola?

  • Avocado is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Vitamin B2, yet Carambola is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 27% more.
  • Avocado has 112 times more Saturated Fat than Carambola. While Avocado has 2.126g of Saturated Fat, Carambola has only 0.019g.

We used Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties and Carambola, (starfruit), raw types in this article.

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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 +300%
Contains more Iron +587.5%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +264.7%
Contains more Zinc +433.3%
Contains more Copper +38.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 21% 21% 23% 43% 1% 18% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +587.5%
Contains more Magnesium +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +264.7%
Contains more Zinc +433.3%
Contains more Copper +38.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1411.8%
Contains more Folate +575%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 42% 0% 34% 17% 30% 33% 84% 60% 61% 0% 53%
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 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1411.8%
Contains more Folate +575%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%

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.
Avocado Carambola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Avocado Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 1.83g 3.93g Carambola
Protein 2g 1.04g Avocado
Fats 14.66g 0.33g Avocado
Carbs 8.53g 6.73g Avocado
Calories 160kcal 31kcal Avocado
Starch 0.11g g Avocado
Fructose 0.12g g Avocado
Sugar 0.66g 3.98g Avocado
Fiber 6.7g 2.8g Avocado
Calcium 12mg 3mg Avocado
Iron 0.55mg 0.08mg Avocado
Magnesium 29mg 10mg Avocado
Phosphorus 52mg 12mg Avocado
Potassium 485mg 133mg Avocado
Sodium 7mg 2mg Carambola
Zinc 0.64mg 0.12mg Avocado
Copper 0.19mg 0.137mg Avocado
Vitamin A 146IU 61IU Avocado
Vitamin E 2.07mg 0.15mg Avocado
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.014mg Avocado
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.016mg Avocado
Vitamin B3 1.738mg 0.367mg Avocado
Vitamin B5 1.389mg 0.391mg Avocado
Vitamin B6 0.257mg 0.017mg Avocado
Folate 81µg 12µg Avocado
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 21µg 0µg Avocado
Tryptophan 0.025mg 0.008mg Avocado
Threonine 0.073mg 0.044mg Avocado
Isoleucine 0.084mg 0.044mg Avocado
Leucine 0.143mg 0.077mg Avocado
Lysine 0.132mg 0.077mg Avocado
Methionine 0.038mg 0.021mg Avocado
Phenylalanine 0.097mg 0.037mg Avocado
Valine 0.107mg 0.05mg Avocado
Histidine 0.049mg 0.008mg Avocado
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.126g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 9.799g 0.03g Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 1.816g 0.184g Avocado

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Avocado 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
35
Avocado
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
24
Avocado
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
12%
Avocado
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
9%
Avocado
7%
Carambola
Fats
68%
Avocado
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.107g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.32g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Avocado
Avocado is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Avocado
Avocado 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. Avocado - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171705/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.