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Grapefruit vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Grapefruit and Carambola

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin A RAE, however Carambola is richer in Copper.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Copper is 12% more.
  • Grapefruit contains 19 times more Vitamin A RAE than Carambola. Grapefruit contains 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Carambola contains 3µg.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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 +633.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +328.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.08
Equal in Potassium - 133
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +328.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.08
Equal in Potassium - 133

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 +1785.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.2%
Equal in Folate - 12
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 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 +1785.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.2%
Equal in Folate - 12

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 3.93g Grapefruit
Protein 0.77g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.14g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 10.66g 6.73g Grapefruit
Calories 42kcal 31kcal Grapefruit
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 1.6g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 22mg 3mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.08mg
Magnesium 9mg 10mg Carambola
Phosphorus 18mg 12mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 133mg Grapefruit
Sodium 0mg 2mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.032mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 1150IU 61IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.014mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.016mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.017mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 12µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.008mg
Threonine 0.013mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.015mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.019mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.007mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.015mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.184g Carambola

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Grapefruit Carambola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
20
Grapefruit
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
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
5%
Grapefruit
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
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 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.
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.