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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 Sugars.

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
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Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
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 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
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 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 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
6%
Carambola
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Mandarin orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (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 - 11)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carambola Mandarin orange Opinion
Calories 31 53 Mandarin orange
Protein 1.04 0.81 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.31 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 26.7 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 13.34 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.15 Mandarin orange
Calcium 3 37 Mandarin orange
Potassium 133 166 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 10 12 Mandarin orange
Sugars 3.98 10.58 Carambola
Fiber 2.8 1.8 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.042 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.07 Carambola
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 12 20 Mandarin orange
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 61 681 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.15 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.058 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.036 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.376 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.216 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.078 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 12 16 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.039 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.06 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.065 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.002 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 0.016 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 0.017 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 0.028 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.032 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.002 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.018 Carambola
Valine 0.05 0.021 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 Mandarin orange

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.