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Carambola vs Persimmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Carambola and Persimmon

  • Carambola has less Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Persimmon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 35% more than Carambola.

Food varieties used in this article are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Persimmons, native, 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 Iron +3025%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +133.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 94% 9% 28% 0% 0% 0% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +3025%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +133.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 +91.9%
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 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +91.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Persimmon Opinion
Calories 31kcal 127kcal Persimmon
Protein 1.04g 0.8g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.4g Persimmon
Vitamin C 34.4mg 66mg Persimmon
Net carbs 3.93g 33.5g Persimmon
Carbs 6.73g 33.5g Persimmon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Iron 0.08mg 2.5mg Persimmon
Calcium 3mg 27mg Persimmon
Potassium 133mg 310mg Persimmon
Magnesium 10mg mg Carambola
Sugar 3.98g g Persimmon
Fiber 2.8g g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 26mg Persimmon
Sodium 2mg 1mg Persimmon
Vitamin A 61IU IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.016mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B3 0.367mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
Folate 12µg µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g g Persimmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.014mg Persimmon
Threonine 0.044mg 0.041mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.035mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.058mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.045mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.007mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.036mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.042mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.016mg Persimmon
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Persimmon
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
18
Persimmon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
18
Persimmon

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
5%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
34%
Persimmon
Fats
2%
Carambola
2%
Persimmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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)
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. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/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.