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Carambola vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carambola and Melon

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, while Melon has more Vitamin B6.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 14% more than Melon.
  • Carambola contains 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Melon. While Carambola contains 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, Melon contains only 0.084mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Carambola is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Melons, casaba, 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 Copper +128.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Contains more Copper +128.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 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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Melon
Contains more Vitamin C +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.015
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 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.015

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Melon Opinion
Calories 31kcal 28kcal Carambola
Protein 1.04g 1.11g Melon
Fats 0.33g 0.1g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 21.8mg Carambola
Net carbs 3.93g 5.68g Melon
Carbs 6.73g 6.58g Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.34mg Melon
Calcium 3mg 11mg Melon
Potassium 133mg 182mg Melon
Magnesium 10mg 11mg Melon
Sugar 3.98g 5.69g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 0.9g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.06mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 5mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 9mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 0IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.015mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.031mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.232mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.084mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.163mg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.5µg Melon
Folate 12µg 8µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.025g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.002g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.039g 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 Melon
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
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
8
Melon

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%
Melon
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
7%
Melon
Fats
2%
Carambola
0%
Melon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.