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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
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%

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Guava Opinion
Calories 31kcal 68kcal Guava
Protein 1.04g 2.55g Guava
Fats 0.33g 0.95g Guava
Vitamin C 34.4mg 228.3mg Guava
Net carbs 3.93g 8.92g Guava
Carbs 6.73g 14.32g Guava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.26mg Guava
Calcium 3mg 18mg Guava
Potassium 133mg 417mg Guava
Magnesium 10mg 22mg Guava
Sugar 3.98g 8.92g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 5.4g Guava
Copper 0.137mg 0.23mg Guava
Zinc 0.12mg 0.23mg Guava
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 40mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Vitamin A 61IU 624IU Guava
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.6µg Guava
Folate 12µg 49µg Guava
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.272g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.087g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.401g 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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
6%
Carambola
15%
Guava
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
14%
Guava
Fats
2%
Carambola
4%
Guava

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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 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)

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. 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.