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Kumquat vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kumquat and Carambola different?

  • Kumquat has more Fiber, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B2 than Carambola.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Kumquat is 15% higher.
  • Kumquat contains 21 times more Calcium than Carambola. While Kumquat contains 62mg of Calcium, Carambola contains only 3mg.
  • Carambola has less Sugar.

Kumquats, 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 +975%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +975%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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 C +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Folate +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
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 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +375.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Folate +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15

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
Kumquat
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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
11%
Kumquat
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
7%
Carambola
Fats
4%
Kumquat
2%
Carambola

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

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Kumquat 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?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kumquat Carambola Opinion
Calories 71 31 Kumquat
Protein 1.88 1.04 Kumquat
Fats 0.86 0.33 Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9 34.4 Kumquat
Carbs 15.9 6.73 Kumquat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.08 Kumquat
Calcium 62 3 Kumquat
Potassium 186 133 Kumquat
Magnesium 20 10 Kumquat
Sugar 9.36 3.98 Carambola
Fiber 6.5 2.8 Kumquat
Copper 0.095 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.17 0.12 Kumquat
Starch
Phosphorus 19 12 Kumquat
Sodium 10 2 Carambola
Vitamin A 290 61 Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.15
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.014 Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.016 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429 0.367 Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.036 0.017 Kumquat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 17 12 Kumquat
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.103 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.03 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.