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Breadfruit vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Breadfruit and Carambola different?

  • Breadfruit is higher in Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Iron, however Carambola is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Potassium from Breadfruit is 11% higher.
  • Breadfruit contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Carambola. While Breadfruit contains 0.11mg of Vitamin B1, Carambola contains only 0.014mg.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

Breadfruit, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), raw are the varieties used 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 +466.7%
Contains more Iron +575%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +268.4%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 18% 13% 44% 1% 4% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +575%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +268.4%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.12

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 97% 28% 7% 17% 28% 24% 11% 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 +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Breadfruit Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 22.22g 3.93g Breadfruit
Protein 1.07g 1.04g Breadfruit
Fats 0.23g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 27.12g 6.73g Breadfruit
Calories 103kcal 31kcal Breadfruit
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 11g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 4.9g 2.8g Breadfruit
Calcium 17mg 3mg Breadfruit
Iron 0.54mg 0.08mg Breadfruit
Magnesium 25mg 10mg Breadfruit
Phosphorus 30mg 12mg Breadfruit
Potassium 490mg 133mg Breadfruit
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.12mg
Copper 0.084mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 0IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.014mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.016mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B3 0.9mg 0.367mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B5 0.457mg 0.391mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.017mg Breadfruit
Folate 14µg 12µg Breadfruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0µg Breadfruit
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.052mg 0.044mg Breadfruit
Isoleucine 0.064mg 0.044mg Breadfruit
Leucine 0.065mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.037mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.01mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.026mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.047mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine mg 0.008mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.048g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.03g Breadfruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.066g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Breadfruit 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
18
Breadfruit
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
16
Breadfruit
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
6%
Breadfruit
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
27%
Breadfruit
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Breadfruit
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.02g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Breadfruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171714/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.