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Papaya vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Papaya and Carambola?

  • Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, and Folate, yet Carambola is richer in Copper.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 29% higher.
  • Papaya has 3 times more Folate than Carambola. Papaya has 37µg of Folate, while Carambola has 12µg.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

We used Papayas, 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 Iron +212.5%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Copper +204.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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
Papaya
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +77%
Contains more Vitamin A +1457.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
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 +77%
Contains more Vitamin A +1457.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
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.
Papaya Carambola
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Carambola Opinion
Calories 43kcal 31kcal Papaya
Protein 0.47g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.26g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 60.9mg 34.4mg Papaya
Net carbs 9.12g 3.93g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 6.73g Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.25mg 0.08mg Papaya
Calcium 20mg 3mg Papaya
Potassium 182mg 133mg Papaya
Magnesium 21mg 10mg Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 1.7g 2.8g Carambola
Copper 0.045mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.08mg 0.12mg Carambola
Starch 0g g Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 12mg Carambola
Sodium 8mg 2mg Carambola
Vitamin A 950IU 61IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.15mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.014mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.016mg Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.017mg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Papaya
Folate 37µg 12µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.03g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.184g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.008mg
Threonine 0.011mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.016mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.025mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.002mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.01mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.005mg 0.008mg Carambola
Fructose 3.73g g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya 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
28
Papaya
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
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
3%
Papaya
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Papaya
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.