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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +177.1%
Contains more Copper +98.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 4% 5% 10% 24% 6% 4% 1%
Contains more Potassium +177.1%
Contains more Copper +98.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +75%

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 C +1086.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%
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 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 10% 3% 0% 0% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 0% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin C +1086.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%
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

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 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
Calories 31kcal 73kcal Purple mangosteen
Protein 1.04g 0.41g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.58g Purple mangosteen
Vitamin C 34.4mg 2.9mg Carambola
Net carbs 3.93g 16.11g Purple mangosteen
Carbs 6.73g 17.91g Purple mangosteen
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.3mg Purple mangosteen
Calcium 3mg 12mg Purple mangosteen
Potassium 133mg 48mg Carambola
Magnesium 10mg 13mg Purple mangosteen
Sugar 3.98g g Purple mangosteen
Fiber 2.8g 1.8g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.069mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.21mg Purple mangosteen
Starch g g
Phosphorus 12mg 8mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 7mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 35IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
Folate 12µg 31µg Purple mangosteen
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g g Purple mangosteen
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 Purple mangosteen
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
6
Purple mangosteen
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
8
Purple mangosteen

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
2%
Purple mangosteen
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
18%
Purple mangosteen
Fats
2%
Carambola
3%
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

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. 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.