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Carambola vs Pomelo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Carambola and Pomelo

  • Carambola has more Copper, and Fiber, however Pomelo is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Pomelo covers your daily Vitamin C needs 30% more than Carambola.
  • Pomelo contains 3 times less Copper than Carambola. Carambola contains 0.137mg of Copper, while Pomelo contains 0.048mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Pummelo, 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 Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +185.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
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 5% 2% 20% 5% 16% 3% 8% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +185.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
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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Pomelo
Contains more Vitamin A +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
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 204% 1% 0% 0% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Pomelo Opinion
Calories 31kcal 38kcal Pomelo
Protein 1.04g 0.76g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.04g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 61mg Pomelo
Net carbs 3.93g 8.62g Pomelo
Carbs 6.73g 9.62g Pomelo
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Iron 0.08mg 0.11mg Pomelo
Calcium 3mg 4mg Pomelo
Potassium 133mg 216mg Pomelo
Magnesium 10mg 6mg Carambola
Sugar 3.98g g Pomelo
Fiber 2.8g 1g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.048mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.08mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 17mg Pomelo
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pomelo
Vitamin A 61IU 8IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.034mg Pomelo
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.027mg Pomelo
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.22mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.036mg Pomelo
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
Folate 12µg µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g g Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg mg Carambola
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Pomelo
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
19
Pomelo
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
7
Pomelo

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%
Pomelo
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
10%
Pomelo
Fats
2%
Carambola
0%
Pomelo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pomelo
Pomelo contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pomelo
Pomelo is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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.

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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/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.