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Tamarind vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Tamarind and Carambola

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Fiber, and Calcium, however Carambola is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 35% more.
  • Tamarind contains 35 times more Iron than Carambola. Tamarind contains 2.8mg of Iron, while Carambola contains 0.08mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Tamarinds, 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 Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +372.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +59.3%

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 +2957.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +428.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +882.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 7%
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 +2957.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +428.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.2%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +882.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Carambola Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 3.93g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.04g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.33g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 6.73g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 31kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 5.1g 2.8g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 3mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.08mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 10mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 12mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 133mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 2mg Carambola
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Carambola
Copper 0.086mg 0.137mg Carambola
Vitamin A 30IU 61IU Carambola
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 34.4mg Carambola
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.016mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.367mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.017mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 12µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.008mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.139mg 0.077mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 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 0.272g 0.019g Carambola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.03g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.184g Carambola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind 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
20
Tamarind
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
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
17%
Tamarind
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
7%
Carambola
Fats
3%
Tamarind
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 34.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carambola
Carambola contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carambola
Carambola is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Tamarind - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167763/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.