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Carambola vs Prune - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Carambola and Prune

  • Carambola is higher in Vitamin C, however Prune is richer in Vitamin K, Potassium, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Iron and Vitamin B3.
  • Prune's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 50% higher.
  • Carambola has 57 times more Vitamin C than Prune. While Carambola has 34.4mg of Vitamin C, Prune has only 0.6mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked.

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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
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Prune
Contains more Iron +1062.5%
Contains more Calcium +1333.3%
Contains more Potassium +450.4%
Contains more Magnesium +310%
Contains more Copper +105.1%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +475%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 13% 65% 30% 94% 12% 30% 1%
Contains more Iron +1062.5%
Contains more Calcium +1333.3%
Contains more Potassium +450.4%
Contains more Magnesium +310%
Contains more Copper +105.1%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +475%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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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Prune
Contains more Vitamin C +5633.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +1180.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1062.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1105.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422
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 2% 47% 9% 0% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 0% 149% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +5633.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +1180.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1062.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1105.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
14
Carambola
31
Prune
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
35
Prune

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 the food
Protein
6%
Carambola
13%
Prune
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
64%
Prune
Fats
2%
Carambola
2%
Prune

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carambola Prune
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carambola Prune
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 richer in minerals?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prune
Prune is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 34.15g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.069g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carambola Prune Opinion
Calories 31 240 Prune
Protein 1.04 2.18 Prune
Fats 0.33 0.38 Prune
Vitamin C 34.4 0.6 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 63.88 Prune
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.93 Prune
Calcium 3 43 Prune
Potassium 133 732 Prune
Magnesium 10 41 Prune
Sugars 3.98 38.13 Carambola
Fiber 2.8 7.1 Prune
Copper 0.137 0.281 Prune
Zinc 0.12 0.44 Prune
Starch 5.11 Prune
Phosphorus 12 69 Prune
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 61 781 Prune
Vitamin E 0.15 0.43 Prune
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.051 Prune
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.186 Prune
Vitamin B3 0.367 1.882 Prune
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.422 Prune
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.205 Prune
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 59.5 Prune
Folate 12 4 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 Prune
Saturated Fat 0.019 0.088 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 0.053 Prune
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 0.062 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.025 Prune
Threonine 0.044 0.049 Prune
Isoleucine 0.044 0.041 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 0.066 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 0.05 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 0.016 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 0.052 Prune
Valine 0.05 0.056 Prune
Histidine 0.008 0.027 Prune
Fructose 12.45 Prune

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 of 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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.