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Carambola vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Carambola and Tamarind

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, however Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 35% more.
  • Carambola contains 10 times more Vitamin C than Tamarind. Carambola contains 34.4mg of Vitamin C, while Tamarind contains 3.5mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Tamarinds, 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 -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.2%

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 A +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +882.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2957.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +428.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +882.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2957.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +428.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 3.93g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.04g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.33g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 6.73g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 31kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.98g 38.8g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 3mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.08mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 10mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 12mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 133mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 2mg 28mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.086mg Carambola
Vitamin A 61IU 30IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.1mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 34.4mg 3.5mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.143mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 12µg 14µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.021mg 0.014mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.272g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.059g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Tamarind
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
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
41
Tamarind

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
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Carambola
3%
Tamarind

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 34.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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

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. Tamarind - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167763/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.