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Durian vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Durian and Carambola

  • Durian has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Potassium, Copper and Folate, however Carambola is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Durian's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 30% more.
  • Durian contains 19 times more Vitamin B6 than Carambola. Durian contains 0.316mg of Vitamin B6, while Carambola contains 0.017mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Durian, raw or frozen 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
Durian
7
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Contains more Iron +437.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +227.8%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +51.1%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 39% 22% 69% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +437.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +227.8%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +51.1%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
Durian
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2571.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1758.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 3% 0% 0% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 0% 0% 27%
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 B1 +2571.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +192.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1758.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Durian
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
21
Durian
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 the food
Protein
9%
Durian
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
27%
Durian
7%
Carambola
Fats
25%
Durian
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Durian Carambola
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Durian
Durian contains less Sugars (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Durian
Durian is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Durian Carambola Opinion
Calories 147 31 Durian
Protein 1.47 1.04 Durian
Fats 5.33 0.33 Durian
Vitamin C 19.7 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 27.09 6.73 Durian
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Iron 0.43 0.08 Durian
Calcium 6 3 Durian
Potassium 436 133 Durian
Magnesium 30 10 Durian
Sugars 3.98 Durian
Fiber 3.8 2.8 Durian
Copper 0.207 0.137 Durian
Zinc 0.28 0.12 Durian
Starch
Phosphorus 39 12 Durian
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 44 61 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.374 0.014 Durian
Vitamin B2 0.2 0.016 Durian
Vitamin B3 1.074 0.367 Durian
Vitamin B5 0.23 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.316 0.017 Durian
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Carambola
Folate 36 12 Durian
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.019 Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.008 Carambola
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.