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Carambola vs Rambutan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Carambola and Rambutan

  • Carambola is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, however Rambutan is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 33% higher.
  • Carambola has 22 times more Vitamin B5 than Rambutan. While Carambola has 0.391mg of Vitamin B5, Rambutan has only 0.018mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Rambutan, canned, syrup pack.

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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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Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +107.6%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 7% 4% 5% 22% 3% 4% 2%
Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +107.6%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%

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 +602%
Contains more Vitamin A +1933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2072.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.013
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 17% 1% 0% 0% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +602%
Contains more Vitamin A +1933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2072.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.013

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
5
Rambutan
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
7
Rambutan

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
4%
Rambutan
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
21%
Rambutan
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Rambutan

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Rambutan Opinion
Calories 31 82 Rambutan
Protein 1.04 0.65 Carambola
Fats 0.33 0.21 Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4 4.9 Carambola
Carbs 6.73 20.87 Rambutan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Iron 0.08 0.35 Rambutan
Calcium 3 22 Rambutan
Potassium 133 42 Carambola
Magnesium 10 7 Carambola
Sugar 3.98 Rambutan
Fiber 2.8 0.9 Carambola
Copper 0.137 0.066 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.08 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 12 9 Carambola
Sodium 2 11 Carambola
Vitamin A 61 3 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.013 Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.016 0.022 Rambutan
Vitamin B3 0.367 1.352 Rambutan
Vitamin B5 0.391 0.018 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017 0.02 Rambutan
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Carambola
Folate 12 8 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 Rambutan
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 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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/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.