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Pineapple vs. Carambola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pineapple and Carambola?

  • Pineapple is richer in Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, yet Carambola is richer in Fiber.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Manganese is 39% higher.
  • Pineapple has 7 times more Vitamin B6 than Carambola. Pineapple has 0.112mg of Vitamin B6, while Carambola has 0.017mg.
  • Carambola contains less Sugar.

We used Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +262.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +2405.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Equal in Zinc - 0.12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37% 121% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +262.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +2405.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Equal in Zinc - 0.12

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +39%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +464.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +558.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Choline +38.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 61
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 3% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 3% 0% 115% 4% 4% 7% 24% 4% 9% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +39%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +464.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +558.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Choline +38.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 61

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +94.9%
Contains more Protein +92.6%
Contains more Fats +175%
Contains more Other +136.4%
Equal in Water - 91.38
13% 86%
Protein: 0.54 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 13.12 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 0.22 g
7% 91%
Protein: 1.04 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 6.73 g
Water: 91.38 g
Other: 0.52 g
Contains more Carbs +94.9%
Contains more Protein +92.6%
Contains more Fats +175%
Contains more Other +136.4%
Equal in Water - 91.38

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +130.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +360%
15% 21% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.009 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04 g
8% 13% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +130.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +360%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pineapple Carambola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 3.93g Pineapple
Protein 0.54g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.12g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 13.12g 6.73g Pineapple
Calories 50kcal 31kcal Pineapple
Fructose 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 1.4g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 13mg 3mg Pineapple
Iron 0.29mg 0.08mg Pineapple
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 8mg 12mg Carambola
Potassium 109mg 133mg Carambola
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.12mg
Copper 0.11mg 0.137mg Carambola
Manganese 0.927mg 0.037mg Pineapple
Selenium 0.1µg 0.6µg Carambola
Vitamin A 58IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 3µg
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin C 47.8mg 34.4mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.014mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.016mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.367mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.017mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 12µg Pineapple
Choline 5.5mg 7.6mg Carambola
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.019mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.024mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.026mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.012mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.021mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.024mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.01mg 0.008mg Pineapple
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.019g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Carambola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Pineapple
14%
Carambola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Pineapple
9%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.87g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.