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Carambola vs Orange juice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carambola and Orange juice?

  • Carambola is richer in Fiber, and Copper, yet Orange juice is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1.
  • Orange juice's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 17% higher.
  • Carambola has 14 times more Fiber than Orange juice. Carambola has 2.8g of Fiber, while Orange juice has 0.2g.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Orange juice, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +211.4%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +50.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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 8% 4% 18% 8% 15% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Copper +211.4%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +50.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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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Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
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 167% 12% 1% 0% 23% 7% 8% 12% 10% 0% 1% 23%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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 Orange juice
Lower in Sodium 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 Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Orange juice Opinion
Calories 31kcal 45kcal Orange juice
Protein 1.04g 0.7g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.2g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 50mg Orange juice
Net carbs 3.93g 10.2g Orange juice
Carbs 6.73g 10.4g Orange juice
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.2mg Orange juice
Calcium 3mg 11mg Orange juice
Potassium 133mg 200mg Orange juice
Magnesium 10mg 11mg Orange juice
Sugar 3.98g 8.4g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 0.2g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.044mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.05mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 17mg Orange juice
Sodium 2mg 1mg Orange juice
Vitamin A 61IU 200IU Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.04mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.09mg Orange juice
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.03mg Orange juice
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.4mg Orange juice
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.19mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.04mg Orange juice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Orange juice
Folate 12µg 30µg Orange juice
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.024g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.036g Orange juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.04g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.002mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.008mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.008mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.013mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.009mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.003mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.009mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.011mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.003mg Carambola
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Orange juice
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
22
Orange juice
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
7
Orange juice

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
4%
Orange juice
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
10%
Orange juice
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Orange juice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange juice
Orange juice is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange juice
Orange juice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.42g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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. Orange juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169098/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.