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Orange juice vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Orange juice and Carambola?

  • Orange juice is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, yet Carambola is richer in Fiber, and Copper.
  • Orange juice's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 17% higher.
  • Orange juice has 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Carambola. Orange juice has 0.09mg of Vitamin B1, while Carambola has 0.014mg.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

We used Orange juice, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), raw types in this comparison.

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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 Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +50.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +211.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 8% 8% 8% 18% 1% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +50.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +211.4%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 0% 167% 23% 7% 8% 12% 10% 23% 0% 1%
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 A +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange juice Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 10.2g 3.93g Orange juice
Protein 0.7g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.2g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 10.4g 6.73g Orange juice
Calories 45kcal 31kcal Orange juice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 8.4g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 0.2g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 11mg 3mg Orange juice
Iron 0.2mg 0.08mg Orange juice
Magnesium 11mg 10mg Orange juice
Phosphorus 17mg 12mg Orange juice
Potassium 200mg 133mg Orange juice
Sodium 1mg 2mg Orange juice
Zinc 0.05mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.044mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 200IU 61IU Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 50mg 34.4mg Orange juice
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.014mg Orange juice
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.016mg Orange juice
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.367mg Orange juice
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.017mg Orange juice
Folate 30µg 12µg Orange juice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Orange juice
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.008mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.013mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.009mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.003mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.011mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.003mg 0.008mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.03g Orange juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange juice 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
22
Orange juice
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
7
Orange juice
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%
Orange juice
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
10%
Orange juice
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Orange juice
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange juice
Orange juice is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange juice
Orange juice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.42g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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.

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. Orange juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169098/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.