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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" chart 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 Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
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 E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
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 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 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
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

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 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
Starch g g
Fructose g 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
Vitamin A 61IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.07mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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Carambola Cherry
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
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 food.
Protein
6%
Carambola
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
12%
Cherry
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
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

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. 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.