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Carambola vs Breadfruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Breadfruit different?

  • Carambola is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper, however Breadfruit is richer in Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Potassium from Breadfruit is 11% higher.
  • Carambola contains 2 times more Copper than Breadfruit. While Carambola contains 0.137mg of Copper, Breadfruit contains only 0.084mg.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Breadfruit, 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 Copper +63.1%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +575%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +268.4%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 18% 13% 44% 1% 4% 28%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +575%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +268.4%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.6%
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 +∞%
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 0% 2% 0% 97% 28% 7% 17% 28% 24% 11% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.6%
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 +∞%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Breadfruit
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
18
Breadfruit
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
16
Breadfruit

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
6%
Breadfruit
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
27%
Breadfruit
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Breadfruit

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. Carambola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/nutrients
  2. Breadfruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171714/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.