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Carambola vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Mandarin orange different?

  • Carambola is higher than Mandarin orange in Copper, and Vitamin C.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Copper 11% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Carambola contains 2 times more Fiber than Mandarin orange. Carambola contains 2.8g of Fiber, while Mandarin orange contains 1.8g.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw types were 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 more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +24.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +24.8%
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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Contains more Vitamin C +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81%
Contains more Vitamin A +1016.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +358.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.376
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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81%
Contains more Vitamin A +1016.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +358.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.376

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 1.04g 0.81g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.31g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 31kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 3.98g 10.58g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.8g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.08mg 0.15mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 12mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 133mg 166mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.042mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 26.7mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.216mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 12µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.002mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.016mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.017mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.028mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.032mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.002mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.018mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.021mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.039g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.065g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Mandarin orange
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
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
8
Mandarin orange

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%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.6g)
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 - 2)
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)

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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.