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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 Sugar.

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
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
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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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Carambola Opinion
Calories 47kcal 31kcal Orange
Protein 0.94g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.12g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 53.2mg 34.4mg Orange
Net carbs 9.35g 3.93g Orange
Carbs 11.75g 6.73g Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.1mg 0.08mg Orange
Calcium 40mg 3mg Orange
Potassium 181mg 133mg Orange
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Sugar 9.35g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 2.4g 2.8g Carambola
Copper 0.045mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 14mg 12mg Orange
Sodium 0mg 2mg Orange
Vitamin A 225IU 61IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.15mg Orange
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.014mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.016mg Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.017mg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 30µg 12µg Orange
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.019g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.184g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.008mg Orange
Threonine 0.015mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.025mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.023mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.047mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.02mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.031mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.04mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.018mg 0.008mg Orange
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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 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
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 food.
Protein
6%
Orange
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Orange
2%
Carambola

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 is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.37g)
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. 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.