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Clementine vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Clementine and Carambola

  • Clementine has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, while Carambola has more Copper.
  • Clementine covers your daily need of Vitamin C 16% more than Carambola.
  • Clementine contains 10 times more Calcium than Carambola. While Clementine contains 30mg of Calcium, Carambola contains only 3mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Carambola is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Clementines, 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 Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +218.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 6% 8% 9% 16% 1% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +218.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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 E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 163% 22% 7% 12% 10% 18% 18% 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 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Clementine Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 10.32g 3.93g Clementine
Protein 0.85g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.15g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 12.02g 6.73g Clementine
Calories 47kcal 31kcal Clementine
Starch 0g g Clementine
Fructose 1.64g g Clementine
Sugar 9.18g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 1.7g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 30mg 3mg Clementine
Iron 0.14mg 0.08mg Clementine
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 21mg 12mg Clementine
Potassium 177mg 133mg Clementine
Sodium 1mg 2mg Clementine
Zinc 0.06mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.043mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.15mg Clementine
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 48.8mg 34.4mg Clementine
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.014mg Clementine
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.016mg Clementine
Vitamin B3 0.636mg 0.367mg Clementine
Vitamin B5 0.151mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.075mg 0.017mg Clementine
Folate 24µg 12µg Clementine
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
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
Cholesterol mg 0mg Clementine
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.019g Clementine
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Clementine Carambola
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
21
Clementine
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
8
Clementine
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
5%
Clementine
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
12%
Clementine
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Clementine
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Clementine
Clementine contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clementine
Clementine is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Clementine
Clementine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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.

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. Clementine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168195/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.