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Carambola vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Carambola and Grapefruit

  • Carambola has more Copper, however Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Copper is 12% more.
  • Carambola contains 2 times more Fiber than Grapefruit. Carambola contains 2.8g of Fiber, while Grapefruit contains 1.6g.
  • Carambola contains less Sugars.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +328.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 0.08
Equal in Potassium - 135
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +328.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 0.08
Equal in Potassium - 135
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1785.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 31.2
Equal in Folate - 13
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 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1785.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 31.2
Equal in Folate - 13

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
14
Carambola
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
6
Grapefruit

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 the food
Protein
6%
Carambola
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carambola Grapefruit
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Grapefruit
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 2.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carambola Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 31 42 Grapefruit
Protein 1.04 0.77 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.14 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 31.2 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 10.66 Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.08
Calcium 3 22 Grapefruit
Potassium 133 135 Grapefruit
Magnesium 10 9 Carambola
Sugars 3.98 6.89 Carambola
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.032 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.07 Carambola
Starch 0 Grapefruit
Phosphorus 12 18 Grapefruit
Sodium 2 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 61 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.15 0.13 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.043 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.031 Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.204 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.262 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.053 Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 12 13 Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.021 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.02 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.036 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.008
Threonine 0.044 0.013 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 0.008 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 0.015 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.019 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.007 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.013 Carambola
Valine 0.05 0.015 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 0.008
Fructose 1.77 Grapefruit

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 of 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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.