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Purple mangosteen vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Purple mangosteen and Carambola?

  • Carambola is richer than Purple mangosteen in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 35% more.
  • Purple mangosteen has 3 times more Folate than Carambola. While Purple mangosteen has 31µg of Folate, Carambola has only 12µg.

We used Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack and Carambola, (starfruit), raw types in this article.

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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 Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +177.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Copper +98.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 12% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +275%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +177.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Copper +98.6%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.5%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1086.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1121.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.017
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 10% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 24% 0% 0%
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 B1 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.5%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1086.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1121.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.017

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Purple mangosteen Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 16.11g 3.93g Purple mangosteen
Protein 0.41g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.58g 0.33g Purple mangosteen
Carbs 17.91g 6.73g Purple mangosteen
Calories 73kcal 31kcal Purple mangosteen
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.98g Purple mangosteen
Fiber 1.8g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 12mg 3mg Purple mangosteen
Iron 0.3mg 0.08mg Purple mangosteen
Magnesium 13mg 10mg Purple mangosteen
Phosphorus 8mg 12mg Carambola
Potassium 48mg 133mg Carambola
Sodium 7mg 2mg Carambola
Zinc 0.21mg 0.12mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.069mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 35IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.9mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.014mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B2 0.054mg 0.016mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B3 0.286mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.018mg 0.017mg Purple mangosteen
Folate 31µg 12µg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg 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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.019g Purple mangosteen
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Purple mangosteen 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
6
Purple mangosteen
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
8
Purple mangosteen
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%
Purple mangosteen
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
18%
Purple mangosteen
7%
Carambola
Fats
3%
Purple mangosteen
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $3.2)
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. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.