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Carambola vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carambola and Watermelon?

  • Watermelon has less Vitamin C, Copper, and Fiber than Carambola.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 29% higher.
  • Carambola has 7 times more Fiber than Watermelon. Carambola has 2.8g of Fiber, while Watermelon has 0.4g.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

We used Carambola, (starfruit), raw and Watermelon, raw types in this comparison.

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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 more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 11

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 +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +832.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +832.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
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 Watermelon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carambola Watermelon Opinion
Calories 31kcal 30kcal Carambola
Protein 1.04g 0.61g Carambola
Fats 0.33g 0.15g Carambola
Vitamin C 34.4mg 8.1mg Carambola
Net carbs 3.93g 7.15g Watermelon
Carbs 6.73g 7.55g Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 0.24mg Watermelon
Calcium 3mg 7mg Watermelon
Potassium 133mg 112mg Carambola
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Sugar 3.98g 6.2g Carambola
Fiber 2.8g 0.4g Carambola
Copper 0.137mg 0.042mg Carambola
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Carambola
Starch g 0g Watermelon
Phosphorus 12mg 11mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 1mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 61IU 569IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.05mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.033mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.021mg Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.178mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.391mg 0.221mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.017mg 0.045mg Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Watermelon
Folate 12µg 3µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.016g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184g 0.05g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.007mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg 0.027mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.019mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg 0.018mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg 0.062mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg 0.006mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg 0.015mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg 0.016mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.006mg Carambola
Fructose g 3.36g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carambola Watermelon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carambola
6
Watermelon

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%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
7%
Carambola
8%
Watermelon
Fats
2%
Carambola
1%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in minerals
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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.