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Cranberry vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cranberry and Carambola

  • Carambola is richer than Cranberry in Vitamin C.
  • Carambola covers your daily Vitamin C needs 15% more than Cranberry.
  • Cranberry has 9 times more Calcium than Carambola. Cranberry has 26mg of Calcium, while Carambola has 3mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cranberry, low bush or lingenberry, raw (Alaska Native) 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 +766.7%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%

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 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.8%
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 6% 0% 0% 70% 5% 19% 8% 0% 0% 0% 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 A +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.8%
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.
Cranberry Carambola
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cranberry Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 12.2g 3.93g Cranberry
Protein 0.4g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.5g 0.33g Cranberry
Carbs 12.2g 6.73g Cranberry
Calories 55kcal 31kcal Cranberry
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.98g Cranberry
Fiber g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 26mg 3mg Cranberry
Iron 0.4mg 0.08mg Cranberry
Magnesium mg 10mg Carambola
Phosphorus 21mg 12mg Cranberry
Potassium mg 133mg Carambola
Sodium mg 2mg Cranberry
Zinc mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 90IU 61IU Cranberry
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D IU 0IU Carambola
Vitamin D µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin C 21mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.014mg Cranberry
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.016mg Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.367mg Cranberry
Vitamin B5 mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 mg 0.017mg Carambola
Folate µg 12µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin K µg 0µg 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
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cranberry
Trans Fat g 0g Cranberry
Saturated Fat g 0.019g Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cranberry Carambola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
Cranberry
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
4
Cranberry
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
2%
Cranberry
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
12%
Cranberry
7%
Carambola
Fats
2%
Cranberry
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cranberry
Cranberry is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
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. Cranberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169805/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.