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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 Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +144%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +698%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +144%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +698%
Contains more Folate +71.4%

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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 12.13g 3.93g Pear
Protein 0.36g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.14g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 15.23g 6.73g Pear
Calories 57kcal 31kcal Pear
Starch g g
Fructose 6.42g g Pear
Sugar 9.75g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 3.1g 2.8g Pear
Calcium 9mg 3mg Pear
Iron 0.18mg 0.08mg Pear
Magnesium 7mg 10mg Carambola
Phosphorus 12mg 12mg
Potassium 116mg 133mg Carambola
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.082mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 25IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.3mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.014mg Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.016mg Pear
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.049mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.017mg Pear
Folate 7µg 12µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.4µg 0µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.011mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.011mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.019mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.017mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.002mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.011mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.017mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.002mg 0.008mg Carambola
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g 0.03g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pear Carambola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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

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)

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.