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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
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Pomelo
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%

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
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 the food
Protein
6%
Carambola
5%
Pomelo
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
10%
Pomelo
Fats
2%
Carambola
0%
Pomelo

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 Pomelo
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pomelo
Pomelo contains less Sugars (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 - 42)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Pomelo Opinion
Calories 31 38 Pomelo
Protein 1.04 0.76 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.04 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 61 Pomelo
Carbs 6.73 9.62 Pomelo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Iron 0.08 0.11 Pomelo
Calcium 3 4 Pomelo
Potassium 133 216 Pomelo
Magnesium 10 6 Carambola
Sugars 3.98 Pomelo
Fiber 2.8 1 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.048 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.08 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 12 17 Pomelo
Sodium 2 1 Pomelo
Vitamin A 61 8 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.034 Pomelo
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.027 Pomelo
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.22 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.036 Pomelo
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Carambola
Folate 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 Pomelo
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 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. 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.