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Banana vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Banana and Carambola

  • Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium, while Carambola is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Carambola covers your daily Vitamin C needs 29% more than Banana.
  • Banana has 22 times more Vitamin B6 than Carambola. Banana has 0.367mg of Vitamin B6, while Carambola has 0.017mg.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Bananas, 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 +66.7%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +169.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +169.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +75.6%

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
Banana
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2058.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +295.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 61
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
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 B1 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2058.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +295.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 61

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.
Banana Carambola
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 3.93g Banana
Protein 1.09g 1.04g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.33g
Carbs 22.84g 6.73g Banana
Calories 89kcal 31kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 2.6g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 5mg 3mg Banana
Iron 0.26mg 0.08mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 10mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 12mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 133mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 2mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.12mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 64IU 61IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.7mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.014mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.016mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.367mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.017mg Banana
Folate 20µg 12µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.008mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.068mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.05mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.008mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.037mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.077mg 0.008mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.03g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Carambola
Low Fats diet Equal
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
Banana
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
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
7%
Banana
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
7%
Carambola
Fats
2%
Banana
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana 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. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.