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Carambola vs Kumquat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Kumquat different?

  • Kumquat has more Fiber, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B2 than Carambola.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Kumquat is 15% higher.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Kumquats, 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 less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Iron +975%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Iron +975%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%

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 B5 +88%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Folate +41.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
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 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Folate +41.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Kumquat Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 9.4g Kumquat
Protein 1.04g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.33g 0.86g Kumquat
Carbs 6.73g 15.9g Kumquat
Calories 31kcal 71kcal Kumquat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g 9.36g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 6.5g Kumquat
Calcium 3mg 62mg Kumquat
Iron 0.08mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Magnesium 10mg 20mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 12mg 19mg Kumquat
Potassium 133mg 186mg Kumquat
Sodium 2mg 10mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Copper 0.137mg 0.095mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 290IU Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.15mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.037mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.429mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.208mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.036mg Kumquat
Folate 12µg 17µg Kumquat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
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 0.103g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.171g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Kumquat
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
20
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
16
Kumquat

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
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
16%
Kumquat
Fats
2%
Carambola
4%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.