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Carambola vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carambola and Apple

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B5 in Carambola is higher than in Apple.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 33% more than Apple.
  • Carambola contains 6 times more Vitamin B5 than Apple. While Carambola contains 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, Apple contains only 0.061mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Carambola is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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 Magnesium +100%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 11

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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5
Apple
Contains more Vitamin A +13%
Contains more Vitamin C +647.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +303.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +541%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +13%
Contains more Vitamin C +647.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +303.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +541%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Apple Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 11.41g Apple
Protein 1.04g 0.26g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.17g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 13.81g Apple
Calories 31kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch g 0.05g Apple
Fructose g 5.9g Apple
Sugar 3.98g 10.39g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 2.4g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 6mg Apple
Iron 0.08mg 0.12mg Apple
Magnesium 10mg 5mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 11mg Carambola
Potassium 133mg 107mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.04mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.027mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 54IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 4.6mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.017mg Apple
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.026mg Apple
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.091mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.061mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.041mg Apple
Folate 12µg 3µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.001mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.006mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.006mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.013mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.012mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.001mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.006mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.012mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.005mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.028g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.007g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.051g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Apple
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
14
Carambola
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
4
Apple

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%
Carambola
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
14%
Apple
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Carambola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.