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Carambola vs. Crabapple (Malus) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carambola and Crabapple (Malus)?

  • Carambola is richer than Crabapple (Malus) in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 29% more.
  • Carambola has 2 times more Copper than Crabapple (Malus). While Carambola has 0.137mg of Copper, Crabapple (Malus) has only 0.067mg.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Crabapples, raw types 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.
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +104.5%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +45.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +210.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 3% 7.1% 5.1% 12% 0.26% 3.3% 46% 4.8% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5.4% 14% 5% 6.4% 17% 0.13% 0% 22% 15% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +104.5%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +45.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +210.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +330%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3.7% 3% 0% 115% 3.5% 3.7% 6.9% 23% 3.9% 9% 0% 4.1% 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 2.4% 0% 0% 27% 7.5% 4.6% 1.9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +330%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +160%
Contains more Water +15.8%
Contains more Other +26.8%
Contains more Carbs +196.4%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
20% 79%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 19.95 g
Water: 78.94 g
Other: 0.41 g
Contains more Protein +160%
Contains more Water +15.8%
Contains more Other +26.8%
Contains more Carbs +196.4%
Equal in Fats - 0.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +150%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +109.1%
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
32% 8% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.048 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.088 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +150%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +109.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Crabapple (Malus) Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 19.95g Crabapple (Malus)
Protein 1.04g 0.4g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.3g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 19.95g Crabapple (Malus)
Calories 31kcal 76kcal Crabapple (Malus)
Sugar 3.98g Crabapple (Malus)
Fiber 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 18mg Crabapple (Malus)
Iron 0.08mg 0.36mg Crabapple (Malus)
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 15mg Crabapple (Malus)
Potassium 133mg 194mg Crabapple (Malus)
Sodium 2mg 1mg Crabapple (Malus)
Zinc 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.067mg Carambola
Manganese 0.037mg 0.115mg Crabapple (Malus)
Selenium 0.6µg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 40IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 8mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.03mg Crabapple (Malus)
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.02mg Crabapple (Malus)
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.1mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg Carambola
Folate 12µg Carambola
Choline 7.6mg Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.004mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.014mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.016mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.025mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.025mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.004mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.011mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.019mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.006mg Carambola
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.048g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.012g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.088g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Crabapple (Malus)
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
3%
Crabapple (Malus)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
8%
Crabapple (Malus)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crabapple (Malus)
Crabapple (Malus) is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crabapple (Malus)
Crabapple (Malus) contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crabapple (Malus)
Crabapple (Malus) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Crabapple (Malus)
Crabapple (Malus) is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Crabapple (Malus) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171721/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.