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Guava vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Guava and Carambola different?

  • Guava has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Copper, Folate, Potassium and Vitamin B6 than Carambola.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Guava is 215% higher.
  • Guava contains 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Carambola. While Guava contains 0.11mg of Vitamin B6, Carambola contains only 0.017mg.

Guavas, common, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), raw are the varieties used 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
Guava
7
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Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +67.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +67.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
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
Guava
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +563.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +923%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +308.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 761% 38% 15% 0% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 0% 7% 37%
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 +563.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +923%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +308.3%

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
80
Guava
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
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
15%
Guava
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
7%
Carambola
Fats
4%
Guava
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.
Guava Carambola
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava 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 is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 4.94g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

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 Guava Carambola Opinion
Calories 68 31 Guava
Protein 2.55 1.04 Guava
Fats 0.95 0.33 Guava
Vitamin C 228.3 34.4 Guava
Carbs 14.32 6.73 Guava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.08 Guava
Calcium 18 3 Guava
Potassium 417 133 Guava
Magnesium 22 10 Guava
Sugars 8.92 3.98 Carambola
Fiber 5.4 2.8 Guava
Copper 0.23 0.137 Guava
Zinc 0.23 0.12 Guava
Starch
Phosphorus 40 12 Guava
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 624 61 Guava
Vitamin E 0.73 0.15 Guava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.014 Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.016 Guava
Vitamin B3 1.084 0.367 Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451 0.391 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.017 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 0 Guava
Folate 49 12 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.03 Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401 0.184 Guava
Tryptophan 0.022 0.008 Guava
Threonine 0.096 0.044 Guava
Isoleucine 0.093 0.044 Guava
Leucine 0.171 0.077 Guava
Lysine 0.072 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.016 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.087 0.05 Guava
Histidine 0.022 0.008 Guava
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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.