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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +107.6%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Manganese +827%
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 7% 14% 5% 4% 4% 2% 3% 22% 45% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +107.6%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Manganese +827%

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 +1933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +602%
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 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 1% 0% 0% 17% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +602%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +60%
Contains more Fats +57.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%
Contains more Other +126.1%
Contains more Carbs +210.1%
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
21% 78%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.21 g
Carbs: 20.87 g
Water: 78.04 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Protein +60%
Contains more Fats +57.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%
Contains more Other +126.1%
Contains more Carbs +210.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Rambutan Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 19.97g Rambutan
Protein 1.04g 0.65g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.21g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 20.87g Rambutan
Calories 31kcal 82kcal Rambutan
Sugar 3.98g Rambutan
Fiber 2.8g 0.9g Carambola
Calcium 3mg 22mg Rambutan
Iron 0.08mg 0.35mg Rambutan
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 9mg Carambola
Potassium 133mg 42mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 11mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.08mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.066mg Carambola
Manganese 0.037mg 0.343mg Rambutan
Selenium 0.6µg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 3IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 4.9mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.013mg Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.022mg Rambutan
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 1.352mg Rambutan
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.018mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.02mg Rambutan
Folate 12µg 8µg Carambola
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 Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Rambutan
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
5%
Rambutan
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
10%
Rambutan

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 contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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.

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. 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.