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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 Sugars.

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
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7
Banana
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +169.2%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +169.2%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 C +295.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 64
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 29% 4% 2% 0% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 0% 2% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +295.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 64

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
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 the food
Protein
6%
Carambola
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
23%
Banana
Fats
2%
Carambola
2%
Banana

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 Banana
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (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 - 12)
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)

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

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. 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.