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Melon vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Melon and Carambola

  • Melon has more Vitamin B6, while Carambola has more Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Carambola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 14% more than Melon.
  • Melon contains 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Carambola. While Melon contains 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, Carambola contains only 0.017mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Carambola is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Melons, casaba, 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 +325%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Copper +128.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 4% 17% 8% 20% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Copper +128.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
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
Melon
4
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 73% 0% 1% 0% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 0% 7% 6%
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 B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Melon Carambola Opinion
Calories 28kcal 31kcal Carambola
Protein 1.11g 1.04g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 21.8mg 34.4mg Carambola
Net carbs 5.68g 3.93g Melon
Carbs 6.58g 6.73g Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.34mg 0.08mg Melon
Calcium 11mg 3mg Melon
Potassium 182mg 133mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 10mg Melon
Sugar 5.69g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 0.9g 2.8g Carambola
Copper 0.06mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 5mg 12mg Carambola
Sodium 9mg 2mg Carambola
Vitamin A 0IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.014mg Melon
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.016mg Melon
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.017mg Melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0µg Melon
Folate 8µg 12µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.184g Carambola
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine mg 0.008mg Carambola
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon Carambola
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
12
Melon
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
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%
Melon
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
7%
Carambola
Fats
0%
Melon
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.