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Carambola vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Carambola and Lychee

  • Carambola has more Fiber, however Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 41% higher.
  • Lychee has 2 times less Fiber than Carambola. Carambola has 2.8g of Fiber, while Lychee has 1.3g.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Litchis, raw.

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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 Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Copper - 0.148
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Copper - 0.148

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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Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
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 Lychee
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 1.04g 0.83g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 6.73g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 31kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g 15.23g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.3g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 5mg Lychee
Iron 0.08mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 12mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 133mg 171mg Lychee
Sodium 2mg 1mg Lychee
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 61IU 0IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.07mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.011mg Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.391mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate 12µg 14µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.007mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.041mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.009mg 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 0.099g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.132g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Lychee
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
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
13
Lychee

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
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
17%
Lychee
Fats
2%
Carambola
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.