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Orange vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Orange and Carambola

  • Orange is richer in Vitamin C and Vitamin B1, while Carambola is higher in Copper.
  • Orange covers your daily Vitamin C needs 21% more than Carambola.
  • Orange has 13 times more Calcium than Carambola. Orange has 40mg of Calcium, while Carambola has 3mg.
  • Carambola is lower in Sugars.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 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
Orange
5
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Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +1233.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +1233.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
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
Orange
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +252.9%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
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 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +252.9%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
24
Orange
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
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 the food
Protein
6%
Orange
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Orange
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Orange Carambola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Orange Carambola
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (difference - 5.37g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Orange Carambola Opinion
Calories 47 31 Orange
Protein 0.94 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.12 0.33 Carambola
Vitamin C 53.2 34.4 Orange
Carbs 11.75 6.73 Orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.1 0.08 Orange
Calcium 40 3 Orange
Potassium 181 133 Orange
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 9.35 3.98 Carambola
Fiber 2.4 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.045 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.07 0.12 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 14 12 Orange
Sodium 0 2 Orange
Vitamin A 225 61 Orange
Vitamin E 0.18 0.15 Orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.014 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.016 Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282 0.367 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.017 Orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 30 12 Orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.015 0.019 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.03 Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.009 0.008 Orange
Threonine 0.015 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.025 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.023 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.047 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.02 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.031 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.04 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.018 0.008 Orange
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.