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Currant vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Currant and Carambola

  • Currant has more Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, and Fiber, however Carambola has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Currant is 12% higher.
  • Carambola has 11 times less Calcium than Currant. Currant has 33mg of Calcium, while Carambola has 3mg.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Currants, red and white, 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 Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +106.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +28%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +106.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +28%

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 C +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +510.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 137% 3% 2% 0% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 0% 28% 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 C +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +510.9%
Contains more Folate +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Carambola Opinion
Calories 56kcal 31kcal Currant
Protein 1.4g 1.04g Currant
Fats 0.2g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 41mg 34.4mg Currant
Net carbs 9.5g 3.93g Currant
Carbs 13.8g 6.73g Currant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1mg 0.08mg Currant
Calcium 33mg 3mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 133mg Currant
Magnesium 13mg 10mg Currant
Sugar 7.37g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 4.3g 2.8g Currant
Copper 0.107mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.23mg 0.12mg Currant
Starch g g
Phosphorus 44mg 12mg Currant
Sodium 1mg 2mg Currant
Vitamin A 42IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.014mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.016mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.017mg Currant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 11µg 0µg Currant
Folate 8µg 12µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.019g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.184g 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
Fructose 3.53g g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Currant 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
18
Currant
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
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
8%
Currant
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Currant
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.39g)
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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.