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Carambola vs Sapodilla - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carambola and Sapodilla

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, and Copper, while Sapodilla has more Fiber, and Iron.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 22% more than Sapodilla.
  • Carambola contains 2 times more Copper than Sapodilla. While Carambola contains 0.137mg of Copper, Sapodilla contains only 0.086mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Sapodilla, 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
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 30% 9% 6% 18% 2% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 12

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 +134%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.6%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 60
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 49% 0% 5% 4% 16% 9% 11% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +134%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.6%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 60

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Sapodilla Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 14.66g Sapodilla
Protein 1.04g 0.44g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 1.1g Sapodilla
Carbs 6.73g 19.96g Sapodilla
Calories 31kcal 83kcal Sapodilla
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g g Sapodilla
Fiber 2.8g 5.3g Sapodilla
Calcium 3mg 21mg Sapodilla
Iron 0.08mg 0.8mg Sapodilla
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Sapodilla
Phosphorus 12mg 12mg
Potassium 133mg 193mg Sapodilla
Sodium 2mg 12mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.086mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 60IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU IU Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg µg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 14.7mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0mg Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.02mg Sapodilla
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.2mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.252mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.037mg Sapodilla
Folate 12µg 14µg Sapodilla
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.005mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.012mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.015mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.024mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.039mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.003mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.013mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.016mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.016mg Sapodilla
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.194g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.521g Sapodilla
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.011g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Sapodilla
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
8
Sapodilla
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
13
Sapodilla

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
3%
Sapodilla
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
20%
Sapodilla
Fats
2%
Carambola
5%
Sapodilla

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
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)

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. Sapodilla - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167759/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.