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Carambola vs. Purple mangosteen — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carambola and Purple mangosteen?

  • Carambola is richer than Purple mangosteen in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 35% more.
  • Carambola has 12 times more Vitamin B5 than Purple mangosteen. While Carambola has 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, Purple mangosteen has only 0.032mg.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +177.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Copper +98.6%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Manganese +175.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 12% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6% 24% 14% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +177.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Copper +98.6%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Manganese +175.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1086.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.5%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.018
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 10% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 24% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1086.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.5%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.018

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +153.7%
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +225%
Contains more Fats +75.8%
Contains more Carbs +166.1%
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
18% 81%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 0.58 g
Carbs: 17.91 g
Water: 80.94 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Protein +153.7%
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +225%
Contains more Fats +75.8%
Contains more Carbs +166.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carambola Purple mangosteen
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Purple mangosteen Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 16.11g Purple mangosteen
Protein 1.04g 0.41g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.58g Purple mangosteen
Carbs 6.73g 17.91g Purple mangosteen
Calories 31kcal 73kcal Purple mangosteen
Sugar 3.98g Purple mangosteen
Fiber 2.8g 1.8g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 12mg Purple mangosteen
Iron 0.08mg 0.3mg Purple mangosteen
Magnesium 10mg 13mg Purple mangosteen
Phosphorus 12mg 8mg Carambola
Potassium 133mg 48mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 7mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.21mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.137mg 0.069mg Carambola
Manganese 0.037mg 0.102mg Purple mangosteen
Selenium 0.6µg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 35IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 2.9mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.286mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.032mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.018mg Purple mangosteen
Folate 12µg 31µg Purple mangosteen
Choline 7.6mg Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg Carambola
Saturated Fat 0.019g Purple mangosteen
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Purple mangosteen
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Carambola
6%
Purple mangosteen
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
7%
Purple mangosteen

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $3.2)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Carambola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/nutrients
  2. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.