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Carambola vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Carambola and Banana

  • Carambola is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper, while Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium.
  • Carambola covers your daily Vitamin C needs 29% more than Banana.
  • Carambola has 2 times more Copper than Banana. Carambola has 0.137mg of Copper, while Banana has 0.078mg.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Bananas, 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 Copper +75.6%
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%
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% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
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%

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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7
Banana
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +295.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.1%
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 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 64
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% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +295.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.1%
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 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 64

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Banana
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
14
Carambola
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
13
Banana

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
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
23%
Banana
Fats
2%
Carambola
2%
Banana

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. Carambola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/nutrients
  2. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.