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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 Sugars.

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
Papaya
4
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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

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
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 the food
Protein
3%
Papaya
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Papaya
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.
Papaya Carambola
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Papaya 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 is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sugars (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 - 23)
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 Papaya Carambola Opinion
Calories 43 31 Papaya
Protein 0.47 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.26 0.33 Carambola
Vitamin C 60.9 34.4 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 6.73 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.08 Papaya
Calcium 20 3 Papaya
Potassium 182 133 Papaya
Magnesium 21 10 Papaya
Sugars 7.82 3.98 Carambola
Fiber 1.7 2.8 Carambola
Copper 0.045 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.08 0.12 Carambola
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 12 Carambola
Sodium 8 2 Carambola
Vitamin A 950 61 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 0.15 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.014 Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.016 Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.367 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.017 Papaya
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 0 Papaya
Folate 37 12 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.03 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.008 0.008
Threonine 0.011 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.008 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.016 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.025 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.002 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.009 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.01 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.005 0.008 Carambola
Fructose 3.73 Papaya

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. 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.