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Cherry vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cherry and Carambola

  • Cherry has more Vitamin A, while Carambola has more Vitamin C.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 27% more than Cherry.
  • Cherry contains 21 times more Vitamin A than Carambola. While Cherry contains 64µg of Vitamin A, Carambola contains only 3µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Carambola is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cherries, sour, red, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), 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 more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
Cherry
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +2003.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 34% 77% 2% 0% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 0% 6% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +2003.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +244%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367

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.
Cherry Carambola
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cherry Carambola Opinion
Calories 50kcal 31kcal Cherry
Protein 1g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.3g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 10mg 34.4mg Carambola
Net carbs 10.58g 3.93g Cherry
Carbs 12.18g 6.73g Cherry
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.32mg 0.08mg Cherry
Calcium 16mg 3mg Cherry
Potassium 173mg 133mg Cherry
Magnesium 9mg 10mg Carambola
Sugar 8.49g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 1.6g 2.8g Carambola
Copper 0.104mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 15mg 12mg Cherry
Sodium 3mg 2mg Carambola
Vitamin A 1283IU 61IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.014mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.016mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.367mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.017mg Cherry
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Cherry
Folate 8µg 12µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.03g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.184g Carambola
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine mg 0.008mg Carambola
Fructose 3.51g g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry Carambola
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
Cherry
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cherry
10
Carambola

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%
Cherry
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
12%
Cherry
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Cherry
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
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.
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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/nutrients
  2. Carambola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/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.