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Rose hip vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Rose hip and Carambola

  • Rose hip has more Vitamin C, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin E , Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, and Vitamin B2, while Carambola has more Vitamin K.
  • Rose hip covers your daily need of Vitamin C 435% more than Carambola.
  • Rose hip contains 72 times more Vitamin A RAE than Carambola. While Rose hip contains 217µg of Vitamin A RAE, Carambola contains only 3µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Rose Hips, wild (Northern Plains Indians) 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 +5533.3%
Contains more Iron +1225%
Contains more Magnesium +590%
Contains more Phosphorus +408.3%
Contains more Potassium +222.6%
Contains more Zinc +108.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 40% 50% 27% 38% 1% 7% 38%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +5533.3%
Contains more Iron +1225%
Contains more Magnesium +590%
Contains more Phosphorus +408.3%
Contains more Potassium +222.6%
Contains more Zinc +108.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +21.2%

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 A +7023%
Contains more Vitamin E +3793.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1138.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +347.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 261% 117% 0% 1420% 4% 39% 25% 48% 18% 3% 0% 65%
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 A +7023%
Contains more Vitamin E +3793.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1138.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +347.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rose hip Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 14.12g 3.93g Rose hip
Protein 1.6g 1.04g Rose hip
Fats 0.34g 0.33g Rose hip
Carbs 38.22g 6.73g Rose hip
Calories 162kcal 31kcal Rose hip
Starch g g
Fructose 1.16g g Rose hip
Sugar 2.58g 3.98g Rose hip
Fiber 24.1g 2.8g Rose hip
Calcium 169mg 3mg Rose hip
Iron 1.06mg 0.08mg Rose hip
Magnesium 69mg 10mg Rose hip
Phosphorus 61mg 12mg Rose hip
Potassium 429mg 133mg Rose hip
Sodium 4mg 2mg Carambola
Zinc 0.25mg 0.12mg Rose hip
Copper 0.113mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 4345IU 61IU Rose hip
Vitamin E 5.84mg 0.15mg Rose hip
Vitamin D IU 0IU Carambola
Vitamin D µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin C 426mg 34.4mg Rose hip
Vitamin B1 0.016mg 0.014mg Rose hip
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.016mg Rose hip
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.367mg Rose hip
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.391mg Rose hip
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.017mg Rose hip
Folate 3µg 12µg Carambola
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Carambola
Vitamin K 25.9µg 0µg Rose hip
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 mg 0mg Rose hip
Trans Fat g 0g Rose hip
Saturated Fat g 0.019g Rose hip
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.03g Carambola
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rose hip 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
166
Rose hip
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
31
Rose hip
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
10%
Rose hip
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
38%
Rose hip
7%
Carambola
Fats
2%
Rose hip
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.4g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rose hip
Rose hip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rose hip
Rose hip is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $0.2)

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. Rose hip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168998/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.