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Carambola vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Carambola and Orange

  • Carambola is richer in Copper, while Orange is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1.
  • Orange covers your daily Vitamin C needs 21% more than Carambola.
  • Carambola has 3 times more Copper than Orange. Carambola has 0.137mg of Copper, while Orange has 0.045mg.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties.

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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 +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +1233.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +1233.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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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7
Orange
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +252.9%
Contains more Folate +150%
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 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +252.9%
Contains more Folate +150%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Orange Opinion
Calories 31kcal 47kcal Orange
Protein 1.04g 0.94g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.12g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 53.2mg Orange
Net carbs 3.93g 9.35g Orange
Carbs 6.73g 11.75g Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.1mg Orange
Calcium 3mg 40mg Orange
Potassium 133mg 181mg Orange
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Sugar 3.98g 9.35g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 2.4g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.045mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 14mg Orange
Sodium 2mg 0mg Orange
Vitamin A 61IU 225IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.18mg Orange
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.087mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.04mg Orange
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.282mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.25mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.06mg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 12µg 30µg Orange
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.015g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.023g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.025g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.009mg Orange
Threonine 0.044mg 0.015mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.025mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.023mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.047mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.02mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.031mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.04mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.018mg Orange
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
24
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
8
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
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
12%
Orange
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Orange

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.37g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.