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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
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +787.5%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +187.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 13% 9% 34% 1% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +787.5%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +187.2%

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 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +79.2%
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 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 2% 0% 0% 64% 20% 24% 10% 9% 51% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +79.2%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Custard apple Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 22.8g Custard apple
Protein 1.04g 1.7g Custard apple
Fats 0.33g 0.6g Custard apple
Carbs 6.73g 25.2g Custard apple
Calories 31kcal 101kcal Custard apple
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g g Custard apple
Fiber 2.8g 2.4g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 30mg Custard apple
Iron 0.08mg 0.71mg Custard apple
Magnesium 10mg 18mg Custard apple
Phosphorus 12mg 21mg Custard apple
Potassium 133mg 382mg Custard apple
Sodium 2mg 4mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 33IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 19.2mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.08mg Custard apple
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.1mg Custard apple
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.5mg Custard apple
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.135mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.221mg Custard apple
Folate 12µg µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.007mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.037mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.004mg 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 0.231g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Custard apple
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
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

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 - 9)
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. 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.