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Carambola vs Durian - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Carambola and Durian

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, however Durian is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Potassium, Copper, and Folate.
  • Durian's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 30% more.
  • Carambola contains 2 times more Vitamin C than Durian. Carambola contains 34.4mg of Vitamin C, while Durian contains 19.7mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Durian, raw or frozen.

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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 +100%
Contains more Iron +437.5%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +227.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +51.1%
Equal in Sodium - 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 2% 17% 22% 17% 39% 1% 8% 69%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +437.5%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +227.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +51.1%
Equal in Sodium - 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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Durian
Contains more Vitamin A +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2571.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1758.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
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% 0% 0% 66% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 27% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2571.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1758.8%
Contains more Folate +200%

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 Durian
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Durian Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 23.29g Durian
Protein 1.04g 1.47g Durian
Fats 0.33g 5.33g Durian
Carbs 6.73g 27.09g Durian
Calories 31kcal 147kcal Durian
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g g Durian
Fiber 2.8g 3.8g Durian
Calcium 3mg 6mg Durian
Iron 0.08mg 0.43mg Durian
Magnesium 10mg 30mg Durian
Phosphorus 12mg 39mg Durian
Potassium 133mg 436mg Durian
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.28mg Durian
Copper 0.137mg 0.207mg Durian
Vitamin A 61IU 44IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 19.7mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.374mg Durian
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.2mg Durian
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 1.074mg Durian
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.23mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.316mg Durian
Folate 12µg 36µg Durian
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
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 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g g Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Durian
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
28
Durian
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
21
Durian

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
9%
Durian
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
27%
Durian
Fats
2%
Carambola
25%
Durian

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Durian
Durian is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Durian
Durian is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.