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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 Sugars 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
Cherry
4
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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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
6%
Cherry
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
12%
Cherry
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Cherry
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cherry Carambola Opinion
Calories 50 31 Cherry
Protein 1 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.3 0.33 Carambola
Vitamin C 10 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 12.18 6.73 Cherry
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.32 0.08 Cherry
Calcium 16 3 Cherry
Potassium 173 133 Cherry
Magnesium 9 10 Carambola
Sugars 8.49 3.98 Carambola
Fiber 1.6 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.104 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.1 0.12 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 15 12 Cherry
Sodium 3 2 Carambola
Vitamin A 1283 61 Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.014 Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.016 Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.367 Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.044 0.017 Cherry
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 0 Cherry
Folate 8 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.068 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082 0.03 Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 Carambola
Fructose 3.51 Cherry

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 of 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.