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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 Sugar.

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
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

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 Grapefruit
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 31kcal 42kcal Grapefruit
Protein 1.04g 0.77g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.14g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 31.2mg Carambola
Net carbs 3.93g 9.06g Grapefruit
Carbs 6.73g 10.66g Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.08mg
Calcium 3mg 22mg Grapefruit
Potassium 133mg 135mg Grapefruit
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Carambola
Sugar 3.98g 6.89g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.032mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Carambola
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Phosphorus 12mg 18mg Grapefruit
Sodium 2mg 0mg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 61IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.13mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.204mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.262mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 12µg 13µg Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.021g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.02g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.036g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.008mg
Threonine 0.044mg 0.013mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.008mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.015mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.019mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.007mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.013mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.015mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Fructose g 1.77g Grapefruit

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

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 - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.