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Pomelo vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pomelo and Carambola

  • Pomelo has more Vitamin C, however Carambola is higher in Copper, and Fiber.
  • Pomelo covers your daily Vitamin C needs 30% more than Carambola.
  • Carambola contains 2 times less Potassium than Pomelo. Pomelo contains 216mg of Potassium, while Carambola contains 133mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pummelo, 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
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +185.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 20% 5% 16% 3% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +185.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%

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
Pomelo
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Contains more Vitamin C +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 204% 1% 0% 0% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0%
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 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +662.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%

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.
Pomelo Carambola
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Pomelo Carambola Opinion
Calories 38kcal 31kcal Pomelo
Protein 0.76g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.04g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 61mg 34.4mg Pomelo
Net carbs 8.62g 3.93g Pomelo
Carbs 9.62g 6.73g Pomelo
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Carambola
Iron 0.11mg 0.08mg Pomelo
Calcium 4mg 3mg Pomelo
Potassium 216mg 133mg Pomelo
Magnesium 6mg 10mg Carambola
Sugar g 3.98g Pomelo
Fiber 1g 2.8g Carambola
Copper 0.048mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.08mg 0.12mg Carambola
Starch g g
Phosphorus 17mg 12mg Pomelo
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pomelo
Vitamin A 8IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.014mg Pomelo
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.016mg Pomelo
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.017mg Pomelo
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Carambola
Folate µg 12µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.019g Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.184g Carambola
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine mg 0.008mg Carambola
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pomelo 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
19
Pomelo
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
7
Pomelo
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
5%
Pomelo
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
10%
Pomelo
7%
Carambola
Fats
0%
Pomelo
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pomelo
Pomelo contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pomelo
Pomelo is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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

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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/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.