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Watermelon vs Carambola - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Watermelon and Carambola?

  • Watermelon has less Vitamin C, Copper, and Fiber than Carambola.
  • Carambola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 29% higher.
  • Watermelon has 2 times more Sugar than Carambola. Watermelon has 6.2g of Sugar, while Carambola has 3.98g.

We used Watermelon, raw and Carambola, (starfruit), raw types in this comparison.

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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 +200%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 1% 12% 8% 46% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +226.2%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 12

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 +832.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
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 A +832.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +324.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.9%
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.
Watermelon Carambola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Carambola Opinion
Calories 30kcal 31kcal Carambola
Protein 0.61g 1.04g Carambola
Fats 0.15g 0.33g Carambola
Vitamin C 8.1mg 34.4mg Carambola
Net carbs 7.15g 3.93g Watermelon
Carbs 7.55g 6.73g Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.24mg 0.08mg Watermelon
Calcium 7mg 3mg Watermelon
Potassium 112mg 133mg Carambola
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Sugar 6.2g 3.98g Carambola
Fiber 0.4g 2.8g Carambola
Copper 0.042mg 0.137mg Carambola
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Carambola
Starch 0g g Watermelon
Phosphorus 11mg 12mg Carambola
Sodium 1mg 2mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 569IU 61IU Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.15mg Carambola
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.014mg Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.016mg Watermelon
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.367mg Carambola
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.391mg Carambola
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.017mg Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Watermelon
Folate 3µg 12µg Carambola
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.019g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.03g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.184g Carambola
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.008mg Carambola
Threonine 0.027mg 0.044mg Carambola
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.044mg Carambola
Leucine 0.018mg 0.077mg Carambola
Lysine 0.062mg 0.077mg Carambola
Methionine 0.006mg 0.021mg Carambola
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.037mg Carambola
Valine 0.016mg 0.05mg Carambola
Histidine 0.006mg 0.008mg Carambola
Fructose 3.36g g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watermelon 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
9
Watermelon
14
Carambola
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
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%
Watermelon
6%
Carambola
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
7%
Carambola
Fats
1%
Watermelon
2%
Carambola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carambola
Carambola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carambola
Carambola is relatively richer in minerals
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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.