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Carambola vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carambola and Cherry

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, while Cherry has more Vitamin A.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 27% more than Cherry.
  • Carambola contains 2 times more Fiber than Cherry. While Carambola contains 2.8g of Fiber, Cherry contains only 1.6g.
  • The amount of Sugars in Carambola is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Cherries, sour, red, 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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Cherry
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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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Cherry
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +2003.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
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 34% 77% 2% 0% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 0% 6% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +2003.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
10
Cherry

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
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
12%
Cherry
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Cherry

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 Cherry
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 4.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Cherry Opinion
Calories 31 50 Cherry
Protein 1.04 1 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.3 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 10 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 12.18 Cherry
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.32 Cherry
Calcium 3 16 Cherry
Potassium 133 173 Cherry
Magnesium 10 9 Carambola
Sugars 3.98 8.49 Carambola
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.104 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.1 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 12 15 Cherry
Sodium 2 3 Carambola
Vitamin A 61 1283 Cherry
Vitamin E 0.15 0.07 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.03 Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.04 Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.4 Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.143 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.044 Cherry
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.1 Cherry
Folate 12 8 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.068 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.082 Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.09 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 Carambola
Fructose 3.51 Cherry

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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.