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Carambola vs. Guava — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Guava different?

  • Guava has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Copper, Folate, Potassium, and Vitamin B6 than Carambola.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Guava is 215% higher.

Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Guavas, common, raw are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Copper +67.9%
Contains more Manganese +305.4%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77% 20% 4%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Copper +67.9%
Contains more Manganese +305.4%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Guava
Contains more Vitamin A +923%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +563.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.1%
Contains more Folate +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 7.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +923%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +563.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.1%
Contains more Folate +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 7.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +13.1%
Contains more Protein +145.2%
Contains more Fats +187.9%
Contains more Carbs +112.8%
Contains more Other +165.4%
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 g
Contains more Water +13.1%
Contains more Protein +145.2%
Contains more Fats +187.9%
Contains more Carbs +112.8%
Contains more Other +165.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -93%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +190%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +117.9%
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
36% 11% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.401 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +190%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +117.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carambola Guava
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Guava Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 8.92g Guava
Protein 1.04g 2.55g Guava
Fats 0.33g 0.95g Guava
Carbs 6.73g 14.32g Guava
Calories 31kcal 68kcal Guava
Sugar 3.98g 8.92g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 5.4g Guava
Calcium 3mg 18mg Guava
Iron 0.08mg 0.26mg Guava
Magnesium 10mg 22mg Guava
Phosphorus 12mg 40mg Guava
Potassium 133mg 417mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.23mg Guava
Copper 0.137mg 0.23mg Guava
Manganese 0.037mg 0.15mg Guava
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 61IU 624IU Guava
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 31µg Guava
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin C 34.4mg 228.3mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.067mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.04mg Guava
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 1.084mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.451mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.11mg Guava
Folate 12µg 49µg Guava
Choline 7.6mg 7.6mg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.6µg Guava
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.022mg Guava
Threonine 0.044mg 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.093mg Guava
Leucine 0.077mg 0.171mg Guava
Lysine 0.077mg 0.072mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.016mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.006mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.087mg Guava
Histidine 0.008mg 0.022mg Guava
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.272g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.087g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.401g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Guava
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Carambola
74%
Guava
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
19%
Guava

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.94g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Carambola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/nutrients
  2. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.