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Carambola vs Jujube - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carambola and Jujube?

  • Carambola is richer in Copper, yet Jujube is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Jujube's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 38% higher.
  • Carambola has 2 times more Copper than Jujube. Carambola has 0.137mg of Copper, while Jujube has 0.073mg.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Jujube, raw types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +87.7%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +88%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 18% 8% 10% 23% 1% 2% 25%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +87.7%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +88%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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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Jujube
Contains more Vitamin A +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +376.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 230% 5% 10% 17% 0% 19% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +376.5%

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 Jujube
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Jujube Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 20.23g Jujube
Protein 1.04g 1.2g Jujube
Fats 0.33g 0.2g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 20.23g Jujube
Calories 31kcal 79kcal Jujube
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g g Jujube
Fiber 2.8g g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 21mg Jujube
Iron 0.08mg 0.48mg Jujube
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 12mg 23mg Jujube
Potassium 133mg 250mg Jujube
Sodium 2mg 3mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.05mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.073mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 40IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 69mg Jujube
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.02mg Jujube
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.04mg Jujube
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.9mg Jujube
Vitamin B5 0.391mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.081mg Jujube
Folate 12µg µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g g Jujube
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Jujube
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
24
Jujube
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
11
Jujube

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
7%
Jujube
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
20%
Jujube
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Jujube

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jujube
Jujube is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jujube
Jujube is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jujube
Jujube is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Jujube
Jujube is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jujube
Jujube is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Jujube - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168151/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.