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Fruit salad vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fruit salad and Carambola

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber and Vitamin B5 in Carambola is higher than in Fruit salad.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 35% more than Fruit salad.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids 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
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Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +174%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +174%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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 +883.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +942.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +637.7%
Contains more Folate +300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
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 +883.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +942.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +637.7%
Contains more Folate +300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367

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
6
Fruit salad
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
7
Fruit salad
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
3%
Fruit salad
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
13%
Fruit salad
7%
Carambola
Fats
0%
Fruit salad
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.
Fruit salad Carambola
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fruit salad 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?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sugars (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Fruit salad Carambola Opinion
Calories 50 31 Fruit salad
Protein 0.51 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.03 0.33 Carambola
Vitamin C 3.3 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 13.05 6.73 Fruit salad
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.08 Fruit salad
Calcium 11 3 Fruit salad
Potassium 116 133 Carambola
Magnesium 8 10 Carambola
Sugars 3.98 Fruit salad
Fiber 1 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.05 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.14 0.12 Fruit salad
Starch
Phosphorus 14 12 Fruit salad
Sodium 5 2 Carambola
Vitamin A 600 61 Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.014 Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.014 0.016 Carambola
Vitamin B3 0.356 0.367 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.053 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.027 0.017 Fruit salad
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Carambola
Folate 3 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.004 0.019 Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.03 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011 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
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.