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Gooseberry vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Gooseberry and Carambola?

  • Gooseberry is higher in Fiber, yet Carambola is higher in Copper and Vitamin C.
  • Gooseberry has 8 times more Calcium than Carambola. While Gooseberry has 25mg of Calcium, Carambola has only 3mg.

We used Gooseberries, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), raw types 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
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Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 8% 18% 8% 24% 4% 12% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Zinc - 0.12

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 +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 93% 18% 8% 0% 10% 7% 6% 18% 19% 0% 0% 5%
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 +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +100%

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
15
Gooseberry
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
10
Gooseberry
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
5%
Gooseberry
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
10%
Gooseberry
7%
Carambola
Fats
3%
Gooseberry
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.
Gooseberry Carambola
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Gooseberry 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?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry contains less Sugars (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Gooseberry Carambola Opinion
Calories 44 31 Gooseberry
Protein 0.88 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.58 0.33 Gooseberry
Vitamin C 27.7 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 10.18 6.73 Gooseberry
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Iron 0.31 0.08 Gooseberry
Calcium 25 3 Gooseberry
Potassium 198 133 Gooseberry
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 3.98 Gooseberry
Fiber 4.3 2.8 Gooseberry
Copper 0.07 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.12 0.12
Starch
Phosphorus 27 12 Gooseberry
Sodium 1 2 Gooseberry
Vitamin A 290 61 Gooseberry
Vitamin E 0.37 0.15 Gooseberry
Vitamin D 0 Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.014 Gooseberry
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.016 Gooseberry
Vitamin B3 0.3 0.367 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.286 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.017 Gooseberry
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Carambola
Folate 6 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.038 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.051 0.03 Gooseberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.317 0.184 Gooseberry
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Gooseberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173030/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.