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Carambola vs. Pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Carambola and Pear

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Copper than Pear.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 33% more.
  • Carambola contains 8 times more Vitamin B5 than Pear. Carambola contains 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, while Pear contains 0.049mg.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Pears, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Pear
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +29.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28% 7% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +29.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 12

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +144%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +698%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +144%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +698%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pear
Contains more Protein +188.9%
Contains more Fats +135.7%
Contains more Other +67.7%
Contains more Carbs +126.3%
Equal in Water - 83.96
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
15% 84%
Protein: 0.36 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 15.23 g
Water: 83.96 g
Other: 0.31 g
Contains more Protein +188.9%
Contains more Fats +135.7%
Contains more Other +67.7%
Contains more Carbs +126.3%
Equal in Water - 83.96

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pear
Contains less Saturated Fat -13.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +95.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +180%
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
11% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.084 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.094 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -13.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +95.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +180%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carambola Pear
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Pear Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 12.13g Pear
Protein 1.04g 0.36g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.14g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 15.23g Pear
Calories 31kcal 57kcal Pear
Fructose 6.42g Pear
Sugar 3.98g 9.75g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 3mg 9mg Pear
Iron 0.08mg 0.18mg Pear
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 12mg
Potassium 133mg 116mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.082mg Carambola
Manganese 0.037mg 0.048mg Pear
Selenium 0.6µg 0.1µg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 25IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 1µg Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.12mg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 4.3mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.012mg Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.026mg Pear
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.161mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.049mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.029mg Pear
Folate 12µg 7µg Carambola
Vitamin K 0µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.002mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.011mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.011mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.019mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.017mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.002mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.011mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.017mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.002mg Carambola
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.022g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.094g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Pear
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Carambola
5%
Pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
7%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.77g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.