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Lime vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lime and Carambola different?

  • Lime is higher in Iron, however Carambola is richer in Copper, and Vitamin C.
  • Lime contains 11 times more Calcium than Carambola. While Lime contains 33mg of Calcium, Carambola contains only 3mg.
  • Lime has less Sugar.

Limes, 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
Lime
3
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Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains more Copper +110.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains more Copper +110.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Zinc - 0.12

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
Lime
5
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Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +22%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
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 E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +22%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.2%
Contains more Folate +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 3.93g Lime
Protein 0.7g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.2g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 10.54g 6.73g Lime
Calories 30kcal 31kcal Carambola
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.69g 3.98g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 2.8g
Calcium 33mg 3mg Lime
Iron 0.6mg 0.08mg Lime
Magnesium 6mg 10mg Carambola
Phosphorus 18mg 12mg Lime
Potassium 102mg 133mg Carambola
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.11mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.065mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 50IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.15mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.014mg Lime
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.016mg Lime
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.017mg Lime
Folate 8µg 12µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 0µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.014mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.002mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine mg 0.008mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lime 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
13
Lime
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
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
4%
Lime
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Lime
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.29g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Lime
Lime is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.