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Carambola vs Gooseberry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carambola and Gooseberry?

  • Carambola is higher in Copper, and Vitamin C, yet Gooseberry is higher in Fiber.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Gooseberries, raw types in this article.

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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 +95.7%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 8% 18% 8% 24% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Zinc - 0.12

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 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
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 93% 18% 8% 0% 10% 7% 6% 18% 19% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Gooseberry Opinion
Calories 31kcal 44kcal Gooseberry
Protein 1.04g 0.88g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.58g Gooseberry
Vitamin C 34.4mg 27.7mg Carambola
Net carbs 3.93g 5.88g Gooseberry
Carbs 6.73g 10.18g Gooseberry
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Iron 0.08mg 0.31mg Gooseberry
Calcium 3mg 25mg Gooseberry
Potassium 133mg 198mg Gooseberry
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Sugar 3.98g g Gooseberry
Fiber 2.8g 4.3g Gooseberry
Copper 0.137mg 0.07mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.12mg
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 27mg Gooseberry
Sodium 2mg 1mg Gooseberry
Vitamin A 61IU 290IU Gooseberry
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.37mg Gooseberry
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.04mg Gooseberry
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.03mg Gooseberry
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.3mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.286mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.08mg Gooseberry
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
Folate 12µg 6µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.038g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.051g Gooseberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.317g Gooseberry
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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Gooseberry
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Gooseberry
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
10
Gooseberry

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
5%
Gooseberry
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
10%
Gooseberry
Fats
2%
Carambola
3%
Gooseberry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
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. Gooseberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173030/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.