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Carambola vs Nectarine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Carambola and Nectarine

  • Carambola is higher than Nectarine in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 32% higher.
  • Carambola has 2 times more Fiber than Nectarine. While Carambola has 2.8g of Fiber, Nectarine has only 1.7g.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

The food types used in this comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Nectarines, 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 Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
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% 11% 7% 12% 18% 0% 5% 29%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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 +537%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin A +444.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.1%
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 20% 16% 0% 19% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 4% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +537%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin A +444.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.1%
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 Nectarine
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Nectarine Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 8.85g Nectarine
Protein 1.04g 1.06g Nectarine
Fats 0.33g 0.32g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 10.55g Nectarine
Calories 31kcal 44kcal Nectarine
Starch g 0.07g Nectarine
Fructose g 1.37g Nectarine
Sugar 3.98g 7.89g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.7g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 6mg Nectarine
Iron 0.08mg 0.28mg Nectarine
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 26mg Nectarine
Potassium 133mg 201mg Nectarine
Sodium 2mg 0mg Nectarine
Zinc 0.12mg 0.17mg Nectarine
Copper 0.137mg 0.086mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 332IU Nectarine
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.77mg Nectarine
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 5.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.034mg Nectarine
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.027mg Nectarine
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 1.125mg Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.185mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.025mg Nectarine
Folate 12µg 5µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Nectarine
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.005mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.009mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.009mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.014mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.016mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.006mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.021mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.013mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.025g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.088g Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.113g Carambola

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Carambola Nectarine
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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
10
Nectarine
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
10
Nectarine

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
6%
Nectarine
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Nectarine
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Nectarine

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Nectarine
Nectarine contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nectarine
Nectarine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Nectarine
Nectarine is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nectarine
Nectarine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
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.

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. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/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.