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Carambola vs. Plum — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Plum different?

  • Carambola is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, however, 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 Plum. While Carambola contains 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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6
Plum
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +40.5%
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 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19% 7% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +40.5%

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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Plum
Contains more Vitamin C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Choline +300%
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 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 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 2% 16%
Contains more Vitamin C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Choline +300%
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 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Plum
Contains more Protein +48.6%
Contains more Fats +17.9%
Contains more Other +40.5%
Contains more Carbs +69.7%
Equal in Water - 87.23
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
11% 87%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 11.42 g
Water: 87.23 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +48.6%
Contains more Fats +17.9%
Contains more Other +40.5%
Contains more Carbs +69.7%
Equal in Water - 87.23

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Plum
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +318.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -10.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +346.7%
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
9% 69% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +318.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -10.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +346.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Plum Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 10.02g Plum
Protein 1.04g 0.7g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.28g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 11.42g Plum
Calories 31kcal 46kcal Plum
Fructose 3.07g Plum
Sugar 3.98g 9.92g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.4g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 6mg Plum
Iron 0.08mg 0.17mg Plum
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 16mg Plum
Potassium 133mg 157mg Plum
Sodium 2mg 0mg Plum
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.057mg Carambola
Manganese 0.037mg 0.052mg Plum
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 345IU Plum
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 17µg Plum
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.26mg Plum
Vitamin C 34.4mg 9.5mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.028mg Plum
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.026mg Plum
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.417mg Plum
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.135mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.029mg Plum
Folate 12µg 5µg Carambola
Choline 7.6mg 1.9mg Carambola
Vitamin K 0µg 6.4µg Plum
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.009mg 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 Plum
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.017g Plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.134g Plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.044g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Plum
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
9%
Plum
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
6%
Plum

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Plum
Plum contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Plum
Plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Plum
Plum is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
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.
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. 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.