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Carambola vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carambola and Pineapple?

  • Carambola is richer in Fiber, yet Pineapple is richer in Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Manganese is 39% higher.
  • Carambola has 2 times more Fiber than Pineapple. Carambola has 2.8g of Fiber, while Pineapple has 1.4g.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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 +50%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +262.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +262.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 0.12

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 E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +39%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +464.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +558.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 58
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +39%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +464.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +558.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 58

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 11.72g Pineapple
Protein 1.04g 0.54g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.12g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 13.12g Pineapple
Calories 31kcal 50kcal Pineapple
Starch g 0g Pineapple
Fructose g 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 3.98g 9.85g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 1.4g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 13mg Pineapple
Iron 0.08mg 0.29mg Pineapple
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 12mg 8mg Carambola
Potassium 133mg 109mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.12mg
Copper 0.137mg 0.11mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 58IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.02mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.032mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.213mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Folate 12µg 18µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.7µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.005mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.019mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.019mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.024mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.026mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.012mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.021mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.024mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.013g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.04g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
10
Pineapple

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%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
13%
Pineapple
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.87g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.