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Lemon vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lemon and Carambola

  • Lemon is richer in Vitamin C, and Iron, while Carambola is higher in Copper.
  • Lemon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 21% more than Carambola.
  • Lemon has 9 times more Calcium than Carambola. Lemon has 26mg of Calcium, while Carambola has 3mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel 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 Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +270.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Potassium - 133
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +270.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Potassium - 133
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
Lemon
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Folate - 12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
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 +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Folate - 12

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
Lemon
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
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
7%
Lemon
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Lemon
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.
Lemon Carambola
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Lemon 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 Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.48g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Carambola Opinion
Calories 29 31 Carambola
Protein 1.1 1.04 Lemon
Fats 0.3 0.33 Carambola
Vitamin C 53 34.4 Lemon
Carbs 9.32 6.73 Lemon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.08 Lemon
Calcium 26 3 Lemon
Potassium 138 133 Lemon
Magnesium 8 10 Carambola
Sugar 2.5 3.98 Lemon
Fiber 2.8 2.8
Copper 0.037 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.06 0.12 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 16 12 Lemon
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 22 61 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.15 0.15
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.014 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.016 Lemon
Vitamin B3 0.1 0.367 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.017 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 11 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.03 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 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
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.