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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 Sugars 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
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Apple
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +407.4%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +100%
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 C +647.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +13%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 115% 4% 3% 0% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 0% 0% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +647.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +13%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
6%
Carambola
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
14%
Apple
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Apple

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carambola Apple
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Apple
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (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 cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (36)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carambola Apple Opinion
Calories 31 52 Apple
Protein 1.04 0.26 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.17 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 4.6 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 13.81 Apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.12 Apple
Calcium 3 6 Apple
Potassium 133 107 Carambola
Magnesium 10 5 Carambola
Sugars 3.98 10.39 Carambola
Fiber 2.8 2.4 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.027 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.04 Carambola
Starch 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 12 11 Carambola
Sodium 2 1 Apple
Vitamin A 61 54 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 0.18 Apple
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.017 Apple
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.026 Apple
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.091 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.061 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.041 Apple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.2 Apple
Folate 12 3 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.028 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.007 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.051 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.001 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 0.006 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 0.006 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 0.013 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.012 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.001 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.006 Carambola
Valine 0.05 0.012 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 0.005 Carambola
Fructose 5.9 Apple

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.