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Carambola vs. Soursop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Carambola and Soursop

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however, Soursop is higher in Iron.
  • Carambola covers your daily Vitamin C needs 15% more than Soursop.
  • Soursop contains 2 times less Copper than Carambola. Carambola contains 0.137mg of Copper, while Soursop contains 0.086mg.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Soursop, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Potassium +109%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
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 5% 23% 15% 12% 25% 2% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Potassium +109%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

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 +2950%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +247.1%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 7.6
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% 2% 0% 69% 18% 12% 17% 16% 14% 11% 0% 5% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2950%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +247.1%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 7.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.6%
Contains more Carbs +150.2%
Contains more Other +34.6%
Equal in Protein - 1
Equal in Fats - 0.3
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
17% 81%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 16.84 g
Water: 81.16 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Water +12.6%
Contains more Carbs +150.2%
Contains more Other +34.6%
Equal in Protein - 1
Equal in Fats - 0.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +166.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +200%
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
24% 43% 33%
Saturated Fat: 0.051 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.09 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.069 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +166.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +200%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Soursop Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 13.54g Soursop
Protein 1.04g 1g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.3g Carambola
Carbs 6.73g 16.84g Soursop
Calories 31kcal 66kcal Soursop
Sugar 3.98g 13.54g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 3.3g Soursop
Calcium 3mg 14mg Soursop
Iron 0.08mg 0.6mg Soursop
Magnesium 10mg 21mg Soursop
Phosphorus 12mg 27mg Soursop
Potassium 133mg 278mg Soursop
Sodium 2mg 14mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.086mg Carambola
Manganese 0.037mg Carambola
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 61IU 2IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.08mg Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 20.6mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.07mg Soursop
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.05mg Soursop
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.9mg Soursop
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.253mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.059mg Soursop
Folate 12µg 14µg Soursop
Choline 7.6mg 7.6mg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.4µg Soursop
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.011mg Soursop
Threonine 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.06mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.007mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg Carambola
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.051g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.09g Soursop
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.069g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carambola Soursop
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
12%
Soursop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Carambola
11%
Soursop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soursop
Soursop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Soursop
Soursop is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soursop
Soursop is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Soursop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167761/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.