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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Guava
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +67.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +67.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
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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10
Guava
Contains more Vitamin C +563.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +923%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +308.3%
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 761% 38% 15% 0% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 0% 7% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +563.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +923%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +308.3%

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
80
Guava
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
21
Guava

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
15%
Guava
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
14%
Guava
Fats
2%
Carambola
4%
Guava

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 Guava
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Guava
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 is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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 contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 4.94g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

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 Guava Opinion
Calories 31 68 Guava
Protein 1.04 2.55 Guava
Fats 0.33 0.95 Guava
Vitamin C 34.4 228.3 Guava
Carbs 6.73 14.32 Guava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.26 Guava
Calcium 3 18 Guava
Potassium 133 417 Guava
Magnesium 10 22 Guava
Sugars 3.98 8.92 Carambola
Fiber 2.8 5.4 Guava
Copper 0.137 0.23 Guava
Zinc 0.12 0.23 Guava
Starch
Phosphorus 12 40 Guava
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 61 624 Guava
Vitamin E 0.15 0.73 Guava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.067 Guava
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.04 Guava
Vitamin B3 0.367 1.084 Guava
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.451 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.11 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.6 Guava
Folate 12 49 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.272 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.087 Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.401 Guava
Tryptophan 0.008 0.022 Guava
Threonine 0.044 0.096 Guava
Isoleucine 0.044 0.093 Guava
Leucine 0.077 0.171 Guava
Lysine 0.077 0.072 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.016 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.006 Carambola
Valine 0.05 0.087 Guava
Histidine 0.008 0.022 Guava
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. 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.