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Carambola vs Peruvian groundcherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carambola and Peruvian groundcherry different?

  • Carambola is richer in Vitamin C, while Peruvian groundcherry is higher in Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 26% more than Peruvian groundcherry.

Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw types were used in this article.

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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 +1150%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%

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 +212.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1080.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +662.9%
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 37% 44% 0% 0% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +212.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1080.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +685.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +662.9%

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
14
Peruvian groundcherry
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
7
Peruvian groundcherry

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
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Fats
2%
Carambola
3%
Peruvian groundcherry

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

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Carambola Peruvian groundcherry
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Peruvian groundcherry Opinion
Calories 31 53 Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.04 1.9 Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.33 0.7 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin C 34.4 11 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 11.2 Peruvian groundcherry
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Iron 0.08 1 Peruvian groundcherry
Calcium 3 9 Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 133 Carambola
Magnesium 10 Carambola
Sugar 3.98 Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 12 40 Peruvian groundcherry
Sodium 2 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A 61 720 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.11 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.04 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B3 0.367 2.8 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 Carambola
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Carambola
Folate 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 Carambola
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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. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/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.