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Carambola vs Cranberry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Carambola and Cranberry

  • Carambola is richer than Cranberry in Vitamin C.
  • Carambola covers your daily Vitamin C needs 15% more than Cranberry.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Cranberry, low bush or lingenberry, raw (Alaska Native).

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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 Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%

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 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
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 6% 0% 0% 70% 5% 19% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
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 Cranberry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Cranberry Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 12.2g Cranberry
Protein 1.04g 0.4g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.5g Cranberry
Carbs 6.73g 12.2g Cranberry
Calories 31kcal 55kcal Cranberry
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g g Cranberry
Fiber 2.8g g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 26mg Cranberry
Iron 0.08mg 0.4mg Cranberry
Magnesium 10mg mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 21mg Cranberry
Potassium 133mg mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg mg Cranberry
Zinc 0.12mg mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 90IU Cranberry
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 21mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.02mg Cranberry
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.08mg Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.4mg Cranberry
Vitamin B5 0.391mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg mg Carambola
Folate 12µg µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
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 Cranberry
Trans Fat 0g g Cranberry
Saturated Fat 0.019g g Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Cranberry
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
Cranberry
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
4
Cranberry

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
2%
Cranberry
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
12%
Cranberry
Fats
2%
Carambola
2%
Cranberry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cranberry
Cranberry is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
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. Cranberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169805/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.