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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +62.2%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 21% 18% 13% 44% 1% 4% 28% 8% 4%
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%
Contains more Manganese +62.2%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +43.5%
Contains more Water +29.3%
Contains more Carbs +303%
Contains more Other +78.8%
Equal in Protein - 1.07
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
27% 71%
Protein: 1.07 g
Fats: 0.23 g
Carbs: 27.12 g
Water: 70.65 g
Other: 0.93 g
Contains more Fats +43.5%
Contains more Water +29.3%
Contains more Carbs +303%
Contains more Other +78.8%
Equal in Protein - 1.07

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13.3%
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
32% 23% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.048 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.034 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.066 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 0.037mg 0.06mg Breadfruit
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 61IU 0IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.1mg Carambola
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 K 0µg 0.5µg Breadfruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg 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 Carambola
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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Carambola Breadfruit
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Carambola
18%
Breadfruit
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
14%
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.