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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
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Guava Carambola Opinion
Calories 68kcal 31kcal Guava
Protein 2.55g 1.04g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.33g Guava
Vitamin C 228.3mg 34.4mg Guava
Net carbs 8.92g 3.93g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 6.73g Guava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.26mg 0.08mg Guava
Calcium 18mg 3mg Guava
Potassium 417mg 133mg Guava
Magnesium 22mg 10mg Guava
Sugar 8.92g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 5.4g 2.8g Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.137mg Guava
Zinc 0.23mg 0.12mg Guava
Starch g g
Phosphorus 40mg 12mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Vitamin A 624IU 61IU Guava
Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.15mg Guava
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.014mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.016mg Guava
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 0.367mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451mg 0.391mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.017mg Guava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Guava
Folate 49µg 12µg Guava
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.03g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g 0.184g Guava
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.008mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg 0.044mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg 0.044mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg 0.077mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.016mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.006mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.087mg 0.05mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg 0.008mg Guava
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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
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 food.
Protein
15%
Guava
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
7%
Carambola
Fats
4%
Guava
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

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. 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.