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Longan vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Longan and Carambola

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, however Carambola is richer in Fiber.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 55% more.
  • Longan contains 9 times more Vitamin B2 than Carambola. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Carambola contains 0.016mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Longans, 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 +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +23.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +23.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
Longan
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Contains more Vitamin C +144.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +775%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 C +144.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +775%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 3.93g Longan
Protein 1.31g 1.04g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 15.14g 6.73g Longan
Calories 60kcal 31kcal Longan
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.98g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 1mg 3mg Carambola
Iron 0.13mg 0.08mg Longan
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 21mg 12mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 133mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 2mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.169mg 0.137mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D IU 0IU Carambola
Vitamin D µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin C 84mg 34.4mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.014mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.016mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 mg 0.017mg Carambola
Folate µg 12µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Carambola
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.034mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.054mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.046mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.013mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.058mg 0.05mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.008mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.019g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Longan Carambola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
27
Longan
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
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
8%
Longan
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
7%
Carambola
Fats
0%
Longan
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Longan
Longan is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
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.

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.