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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 RAE.
  • 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 Sugar 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains more Manganese +202.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
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 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35% 15% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains more Manganese +202.7%
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" charts 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 E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +24.6%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 4% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +24.6%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +33.3%
Contains more Carbs +81%
Equal in Protein - 1
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 86.13
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
12% 86%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 12.18 g
Water: 86.13 g
Other: 0.39 g
Contains more Other +33.3%
Contains more Carbs +81%
Equal in Protein - 1
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 86.13

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +104.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +173.3%
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +104.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +173.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carambola Cherry
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 10.58g Cherry
Protein 1.04g 1g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.3g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 12.18g Cherry
Calories 31kcal 50kcal Cherry
Fructose 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 3.98g 8.49g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 16mg Cherry
Iron 0.08mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 15mg Cherry
Potassium 133mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium 2mg 3mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.104mg Carambola
Manganese 0.037mg 0.112mg Cherry
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 64µg Cherry
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.07mg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 10mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.143mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.044mg Cherry
Folate 12µg 8µg Carambola
Choline 7.6mg 6.1mg Carambola
Vitamin K 0µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg Carambola
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.068g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.09g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Cherry
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
13%
Cherry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
10%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.