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Carambola vs Clementine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carambola and Clementine

  • Carambola has more Copper, while Clementine has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1.
  • Clementine covers your daily need of Vitamin C 16% more than Carambola.
  • Carambola contains 3 times more Copper than Clementine. While Carambola contains 0.137mg of Copper, Clementine contains only 0.043mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Carambola is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Clementines, 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 Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +218.6%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 6% 8% 9% 16% 1% 2% 15%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +218.6%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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 B5 +158.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
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% 4% 0% 163% 22% 7% 12% 10% 18% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.2%
Contains more Folate +100%

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 Clementine
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Clementine Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 10.32g Clementine
Protein 1.04g 0.85g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.15g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 12.02g Clementine
Calories 31kcal 47kcal Clementine
Starch g 0g Clementine
Fructose g 1.64g Clementine
Sugar 3.98g 9.18g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.7g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 30mg Clementine
Iron 0.08mg 0.14mg Clementine
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 12mg 21mg Clementine
Potassium 133mg 177mg Clementine
Sodium 2mg 1mg Clementine
Zinc 0.12mg 0.06mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.043mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.2mg Clementine
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 48.8mg Clementine
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.086mg Clementine
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.03mg Clementine
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.636mg Clementine
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.151mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.075mg Clementine
Folate 12µg 24µg Clementine
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
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 mg Clementine
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g g Clementine
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Clementine
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
21
Clementine
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
8
Clementine

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
5%
Clementine
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
12%
Clementine
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Clementine

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Clementine
Clementine contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clementine
Clementine is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Clementine
Clementine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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.

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. Clementine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168195/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.