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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" charts 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 Manganese +629.7%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4%
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 Manganese +629.7%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
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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 Choline +28.9%
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 Choline Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 6% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 5% 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 Choline +28.9%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +239.4%
Contains more Other +59.6%
Contains more Water +22%
Equal in Protein - 1.04
Equal in Fats - 0.33
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
Contains more Carbs +239.4%
Contains more Other +59.6%
Contains more Water +22%
Equal in Protein - 1.04
Equal in Fats - 0.33

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -83%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +152.1%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.03
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -83%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +152.1%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.03

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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 Banana
Fructose 4.85g 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
Manganese 0.27mg 0.037mg Banana
Selenium 1µg 0.6µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 61IU Banana
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 3µg
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Carambola
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
Choline 9.8mg 7.6mg Banana
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
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Banana
14%
Carambola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
9%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.