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Rambutan vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Rambutan and Carambola

  • Rambutan is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B3, however Carambola is richer in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 33% higher.
  • Rambutan has 9 times more Manganese than Carambola. While Rambutan has 0.343mg of Manganese, Carambola has only 0.037mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Rambutan, canned, syrup pack 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 Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +107.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 14% 5% 4% 4% 2% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +107.6%

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 B2 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +602%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2072.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 17% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 6% 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 B2 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +602%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2072.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rambutan Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 19.97g 3.93g Rambutan
Protein 0.65g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.21g 0.33g Carambola
Carbs 20.87g 6.73g Rambutan
Calories 82kcal 31kcal Rambutan
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.98g Rambutan
Fiber 0.9g 2.8g Carambola
Calcium 22mg 3mg Rambutan
Iron 0.35mg 0.08mg Rambutan
Magnesium 7mg 10mg Carambola
Phosphorus 9mg 12mg Carambola
Potassium 42mg 133mg Carambola
Sodium 11mg 2mg Carambola
Zinc 0.08mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.066mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 3IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D IU 0IU Carambola
Vitamin D µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin C 4.9mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.013mg 0.014mg Carambola
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.016mg Rambutan
Vitamin B3 1.352mg 0.367mg Rambutan
Vitamin B5 0.018mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0.017mg Rambutan
Folate 8µg 12µg Carambola
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 Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Rambutan 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
Rambutan
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
7
Rambutan
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
4%
Rambutan
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
21%
Rambutan
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Rambutan
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.98g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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)
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.

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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/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.