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Lychee vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lychee and Carambola

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Carambola has more Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 41% higher.
  • Carambola has 6 times less Vitamin B6 than Lychee. Lychee has 0.1mg of Vitamin B6, while Carambola has 0.017mg.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Litchis, raw 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 +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Copper - 0.137
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Copper - 0.137

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
Lychee
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
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 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.3%

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
25
Lychee
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
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
5%
Lychee
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
7%
Carambola
Fats
2%
Lychee
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.
Lychee Carambola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Lychee Carambola
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Lychee Carambola Opinion
Calories 66 31 Lychee
Protein 0.83 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.44 0.33 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 34.4 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 6.73 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 0.08 Lychee
Calcium 5 3 Lychee
Potassium 171 133 Lychee
Magnesium 10 10
Sugar 15.23 3.98 Carambola
Fiber 1.3 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.148 0.137 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.12 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 31 12 Lychee
Sodium 1 2 Lychee
Vitamin A 0 61 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.07 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.014 Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.016 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 0.367 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.017 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0 Lychee
Folate 14 12 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 0.03 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.007 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.041 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.009 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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.