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Carambola vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Common plum different?

  • Carambola is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, however Common plum is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Carambola is 28% higher.
  • Carambola contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Common plum. While Carambola contains 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, Common plum contains only 0.135mg.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Plums, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Iron +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 2% 14% 5% 19% 3% 7% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Iron +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin A +465.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 32% 21% 6% 0% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 0% 16% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin A +465.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Common plum Opinion
Calories 31kcal 46kcal Common plum
Protein 1.04g 0.7g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.28g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 9.5mg Carambola
Net carbs 3.93g 10.02g Common plum
Carbs 6.73g 11.42g Common plum
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.17mg Common plum
Calcium 3mg 6mg Common plum
Potassium 133mg 157mg Common plum
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Carambola
Sugar 3.98g 9.92g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.4g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.057mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Starch g 0g Common plum
Phosphorus 12mg 16mg Common plum
Sodium 2mg 0mg Common plum
Vitamin A 61IU 345IU Common plum
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.26mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.028mg Common plum
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.026mg Common plum
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.417mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.135mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.029mg Common plum
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 6.4µg Common plum
Folate 12µg 5µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.017g Common plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.134g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.044g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.009mg Common plum
Threonine 0.044mg 0.01mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.014mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.015mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.016mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.008mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.014mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.016mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.009mg Common plum
Fructose g 3.07g Common plum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Common plum
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Common plum
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
7
Common plum

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
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Common plum
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Common plum

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Common plum
Common plum is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common plum
Common plum is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.94g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
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.

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. Common plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.