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Carambola vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carambola and Papaya?

  • Carambola is richer in Copper, yet Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 29% higher.
  • Carambola has 3 times more Copper than Papaya. Carambola has 0.137mg of Copper, while Papaya has 0.045mg.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Papayas, 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 Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1457.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +77%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Folate +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1457.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +77%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Folate +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357

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 Papaya
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 9.12g Papaya
Protein 1.04g 0.47g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.26g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 10.82g Papaya
Calories 31kcal 43kcal Papaya
Starch g 0g Papaya
Fructose g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 3.98g 7.82g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.7g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 20mg Papaya
Iron 0.08mg 0.25mg Papaya
Magnesium 10mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 12mg 10mg Carambola
Potassium 133mg 182mg Papaya
Sodium 2mg 8mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.08mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.045mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 60.9mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.023mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.027mg Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.357mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.191mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.038mg Papaya
Folate 12µg 37µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.008mg
Threonine 0.044mg 0.011mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.008mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.016mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.025mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.002mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.009mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.01mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.005mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.081g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.058g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Papaya
Low Fats diet ok
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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.