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Carambola vs Custard-apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carambola and Custard-apple?

  • Carambola is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5, yet Custard-apple is richer in Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 17% higher.
  • Carambola has 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Custard-apple. Carambola has 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, while Custard-apple has 0.135mg.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Custard-apple, (bullock's-heart), raw types in this comparison.

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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
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Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +787.5%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Potassium +187.2%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 9% 34% 13% 0% 0% 9% 1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +787.5%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Potassium +187.2%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
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 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +525%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1200%
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 64% 2% 0% 0% 20% 24% 10% 9% 51% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +525%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1200%

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
15
Custard-apple
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
11
Custard-apple

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
10%
Custard-apple
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
25%
Custard-apple
Fats
2%
Carambola
3%
Custard-apple

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 Custard-apple
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Custard-apple
Custard-apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is cheaper?
Custard-apple
Custard-apple is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Custard-apple
Custard-apple is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Custard-apple Opinion
Calories 31 101 Custard-apple
Protein 1.04 1.7 Custard-apple
Fats 0.33 0.6 Custard-apple
Vitamin C 34.4 19.2 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 25.2 Custard-apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Iron 0.08 0.71 Custard-apple
Calcium 3 30 Custard-apple
Potassium 133 382 Custard-apple
Magnesium 10 18 Custard-apple
Sugar 3.98 Custard-apple
Fiber 2.8 2.4 Carambola
Copper 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 12 21 Custard-apple
Sodium 2 4 Carambola
Vitamin A 61 33 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.08 Custard-apple
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.1 Custard-apple
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.5 Custard-apple
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.135 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.221 Custard-apple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Carambola
Folate 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.231 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.007 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.037 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.004 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 Carambola
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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. Custard-apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171725/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.