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Carambola vs Currant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Carambola and Currant

  • Carambola has more Vitamin B5, however Currant has more Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Currant is 12% higher.
  • Currant has 6 times less Vitamin B5 than Carambola. Carambola has 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, while Currant has 0.064mg.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Currants, red and white, 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 Copper +28%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +106.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +106.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%

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 A +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +510.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.8%
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 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 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +510.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.8%
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 Currant
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Currant Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 9.5g Currant
Protein 1.04g 1.4g Currant
Fats 0.33g 0.2g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 13.8g Currant
Calories 31kcal 56kcal Currant
Starch g g
Fructose g 3.53g Currant
Sugar 3.98g 7.37g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 4.3g Currant
Calcium 3mg 33mg Currant
Iron 0.08mg 1mg Currant
Magnesium 10mg 13mg Currant
Phosphorus 12mg 44mg Currant
Potassium 133mg 275mg Currant
Sodium 2mg 1mg Currant
Zinc 0.12mg 0.23mg Currant
Copper 0.137mg 0.107mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 42IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.1mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 41mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.04mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.05mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.1mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.064mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.07mg Currant
Folate 12µg 8µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 11µg Currant
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 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.017g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.028g 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 Currant
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
18
Currant
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
18
Currant

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
8%
Currant
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
14%
Currant
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Currant

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.39g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.