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Common plum vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Common plum and Carambola different?

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B5 than Common plum.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Carambola is 28% higher.
  • Common plum contains 2 times more Sugar than Carambola. While Common plum contains 9.92g of Sugar, Carambola contains only 3.98g.

Plums, 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 Iron +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 2% 14% 5% 19% 3% 7% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +18%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +140.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%

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 +465.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 32% 21% 6% 0% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 0% 16% 4%
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 +465.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.6%
Contains more Folate +140%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Common plum Carambola Opinion
Calories 46kcal 31kcal Common plum
Protein 0.7g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.28g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 9.5mg 34.4mg Carambola
Net carbs 10.02g 3.93g Common plum
Carbs 11.42g 6.73g Common plum
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.17mg 0.08mg Common plum
Calcium 6mg 3mg Common plum
Potassium 157mg 133mg Common plum
Magnesium 7mg 10mg Carambola
Sugar 9.92g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 1.4g 2.8g Carambola
Copper 0.057mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Carambola
Starch 0g g Common plum
Phosphorus 16mg 12mg Common plum
Sodium 0mg 2mg Common plum
Vitamin A 345IU 61IU Common plum
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.15mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.014mg Common plum
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.016mg Common plum
Vitamin B3 0.417mg 0.367mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.017mg Common plum
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 6.4µg 0µg Common plum
Folate 5µg 12µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.019g Common plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.03g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.184g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.008mg Common plum
Threonine 0.01mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.015mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.016mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.008mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.014mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.016mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.009mg 0.008mg Common plum
Fructose 3.07g g Common plum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Common plum 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
9
Common plum
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
7
Common plum
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
4%
Common plum
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
11%
Common plum
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Common plum
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Common plum
Common plum is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common plum
Common plum is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.94g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
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.

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 plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.