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Carambola vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Lime different?

  • Carambola is higher in Copper, and Vitamin C, however Lime is richer in Iron.
  • Carambola contains 2 times more Sugar than Lime. While Carambola contains 3.98g of Sugar, Lime contains only 1.69g.

Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Limes, 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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Lime
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains more Copper +110.8%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains more Copper +110.8%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.11

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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Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +22%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +22%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Lime Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 7.74g Lime
Protein 1.04g 0.7g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.2g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 10.54g Lime
Calories 31kcal 30kcal Carambola
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 2.8g
Calcium 3mg 33mg Lime
Iron 0.08mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 10mg 6mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 18mg Lime
Potassium 133mg 102mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.11mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.065mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 50IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 29.1mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.03mg Lime
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.02mg Lime
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.2mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.217mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.043mg Lime
Folate 12µg 8µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.003mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.014mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.002mg 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 0.022g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.019g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.055g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Lime
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
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
10
Lime

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
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Lime
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Lime

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.29g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Lime
Lime is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.