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Pear vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pear and Carambola

  • Carambola has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Copper than Pear.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 33% more.
  • Pear contains 2 times more Sugar than Carambola. Pear contains 9.75g of Sugar, while Carambola contains 3.98g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pears, raw 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
Pear
3
:
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Phosphorus - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Phosphorus - 12

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
Pear
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin A +144%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +698%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
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 B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin A +144%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +698%
Contains more Folate +71.4%

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
5
Pear
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
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
2%
Pear
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Pear
2%
Carambola

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.77g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Carambola Opinion
Calories 57 31 Pear
Protein 0.36 1.04 Carambola
Fats 0.14 0.33 Carambola
Vitamin C 4.3 34.4 Carambola
Carbs 15.23 6.73 Pear
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.18 0.08 Pear
Calcium 9 3 Pear
Potassium 116 133 Carambola
Magnesium 7 10 Carambola
Sugar 9.75 3.98 Carambola
Fiber 3.1 2.8 Pear
Copper 0.082 0.137 Carambola
Zinc 0.1 0.12 Carambola
Starch
Phosphorus 12 12
Sodium 1 2 Pear
Vitamin A 25 61 Carambola
Vitamin E 0.12 0.15 Carambola
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.014 Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.016 Pear
Vitamin B3 0.161 0.367 Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.049 0.391 Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.029 0.017 Pear
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.4 0 Pear
Folate 7 12 Carambola
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.022 0.019 Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084 0.03 Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094 0.184 Carambola
Tryptophan 0.002 0.008 Carambola
Threonine 0.011 0.044 Carambola
Isoleucine 0.011 0.044 Carambola
Leucine 0.019 0.077 Carambola
Lysine 0.017 0.077 Carambola
Methionine 0.002 0.021 Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.011 0.037 Carambola
Valine 0.017 0.05 Carambola
Histidine 0.002 0.008 Carambola
Fructose 6.42 Pear

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.