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Carambola vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Carambola and Lemon

  • Carambola is richer in Copper, while Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Lemon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 21% more than Carambola.
  • Carambola has 4 times more Copper than Lemon. Carambola has 0.137mg of Copper, while Lemon has 0.037mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +270.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 138
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 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +270.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 138
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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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Folate - 11
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 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Folate - 11

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Lemon Opinion
Calories 31kcal 29kcal Carambola
Protein 1.04g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.33g 0.3g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 53mg Lemon
Net carbs 3.93g 6.52g Lemon
Carbs 6.73g 9.32g Lemon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.6mg Lemon
Calcium 3mg 26mg Lemon
Potassium 133mg 138mg Lemon
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Carambola
Sugar 3.98g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 2.8g
Copper 0.137mg 0.037mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.06mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 16mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Vitamin A 61IU 22IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.15mg
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.02mg Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.1mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.19mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.08mg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 12µg 11µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.039g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.011g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.089g 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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Lemon
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
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
9
Lemon

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%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
9%
Lemon
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.48g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.