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Common fig vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Common fig and Carambola different?

  • Common fig is higher in Vitamin B6, however Carambola is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Carambola is 36% higher.
  • Common fig contains 12 times more Calcium than Carambola. While Common fig contains 35mg of Calcium, Carambola contains only 3mg.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

Figs, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +74.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +74.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +95.7%

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 +132.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +564.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1620%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 12%
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 A +132.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +564.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1620%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
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.
Common fig Carambola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Common fig Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 16.28g 3.93g Common fig
Protein 0.75g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.3g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 19.18g 6.73g Common fig
Calories 74kcal 31kcal Common fig
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 16.26g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 2.9g 2.8g Common fig
Calcium 35mg 3mg Common fig
Iron 0.37mg 0.08mg Common fig
Magnesium 17mg 10mg Common fig
Phosphorus 14mg 12mg Common fig
Potassium 232mg 133mg Common fig
Sodium 1mg 2mg Common fig
Zinc 0.15mg 0.12mg Common fig
Copper 0.07mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 142IU 61IU Common fig
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.014mg Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.016mg Common fig
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.367mg Common fig
Vitamin B5 0.3mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.017mg Common fig
Folate 6µg 12µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.7µg 0µg Common fig
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.024mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.023mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.033mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.03mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.006mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.028mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.011mg 0.008mg Common fig
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066g 0.03g Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Common fig 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
9
Common fig
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
11
Common fig
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%
Common fig
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
19%
Common fig
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Common fig
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Common fig
Common fig contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Common fig
Common fig is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Common fig
Common fig is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.28g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.