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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +128.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Manganese - 0.037
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20% 5% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +128.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Manganese - 0.037

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Melon
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014
Equal in Choline - 7.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 5% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +365.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014
Equal in Choline - 7.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +230%
Contains more Other +44.4%
Equal in Protein - 1.04
Equal in Carbs - 6.73
Equal in Water - 91.38
7% 92%
Protein: 1.11 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 6.58 g
Water: 91.85 g
Other: 0.36 g
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
Contains more Fats +230%
Contains more Other +44.4%
Equal in Protein - 1.04
Equal in Carbs - 6.73
Equal in Water - 91.38

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -24%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +371.8%
38% 3% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.039 g
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -24%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +371.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Net carbs 5.68g 3.93g Melon
Protein 1.11g 1.04g Melon
Fats 0.1g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 6.58g 6.73g Carambola
Calories 28kcal 31kcal Carambola
Sugar 5.69g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 0.9g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 11mg 3mg Melon
Iron 0.34mg 0.08mg Melon
Magnesium 11mg 10mg Melon
Phosphorus 5mg 12mg Carambola
Potassium 182mg 133mg Melon
Sodium 9mg 2mg Carambola
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.06mg 0.137mg Carambola
Manganese 0.035mg 0.037mg Carambola
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Carambola
Vitamin A 0IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Carambola
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin C 21.8mg 34.4mg Carambola
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
Folate 8µg 12µg Carambola
Choline 7.6mg 7.6mg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 0µg Melon
Tryptophan 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.008mg Carambola
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Melon Carambola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Melon
14%
Carambola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Melon
9%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.