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Carambola nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Carambola, (starfruit), raw
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Carambola

Carambola
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
36 (low)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 small (3-1/8" long) (70 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-2.1 (alkaline)
Calories
31
86% Vitamin C
72% Fiber
60% Copper
59% Carotene, alpha
53% Vitamin A
Explanation: The given food contains more Vitamin C than 86% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Vitamin C than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Fiber, Copper, Carotene, alpha, and Vitamin A.

Carambola Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.

36

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Macronutrients chart

2% 7% 92%
Protein:
Daily Value: 2%
1.04 g of 50 g
2%
Fats:
Daily Value: 1%
0.33 g of 65 g
1%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 2%
6.73 g of 300 g
2%
Water:
Daily Value: 5%
91.38 g of 2,000 g
5%
Other:
0.52 g

NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
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Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g
12%
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 3mg 0%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 133mg 4%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 1% 3% 8% 6% 12% 1% 4% 46% 5% 4% 5%
Calcium: 3 mg of 1,000 mg 0%
Iron: 0.08 mg of 8 mg 1%
Magnesium: 10 mg of 420 mg 2%
Phosphorus: 12 mg of 700 mg 2%
Potassium: 133 mg of 3,400 mg 4%
Sodium: 2 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.12 mg of 11 mg 1%
Copper: 0.137 mg of 1 mg 15%
Manganese: 0.037 mg of 2 mg 2%
Selenium: 0.6 µg of 55 µg 1%
Choline: 7.6 mg of 550 mg 1%

Mineral chart - relative view

Copper
0.137 mg
TOP 40%
Manganese
0.037 mg
TOP 69%
Potassium
133 mg
TOP 75%
Magnesium
10 mg
TOP 84%
Selenium
0.6 µg
TOP 88%
Choline
7.6 mg
TOP 89%
Zinc
0.12 mg
TOP 89%
Phosphorus
12 mg
TOP 92%
Iron
0.08 mg
TOP 94%
Calcium
3 mg
TOP 95%
Sodium
2 mg
TOP 96%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 61 IU of 5,000 IU 1%
Vitamin E : 0.15 mg of 15 mg 1%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 34.4 mg of 90 mg 38%
Vitamin B1: 0.014 mg of 1 mg 1%
Vitamin B2: 0.016 mg of 1 mg 1%
Vitamin B3: 0.367 mg of 16 mg 2%
Vitamin B5: 0.391 mg of 5 mg 8%
Vitamin B6: 0.017 mg of 1 mg 1%
Folate: 12 µg of 400 µg 3%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin C
34.4 mg
TOP 14%
Vitamin A
61 IU
TOP 47%
Folate
12 µg
TOP 57%
Vitamin B5
0.391 mg
TOP 66%
Vitamin E
0.15 mg
TOP 81%
Vitamin B3
0.367 mg
TOP 82%
Vitamin B1
0.014 mg
TOP 90%
Vitamin B6
0.017 mg
TOP 92%
Vitamin B2
0.016 mg
TOP 93%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin K
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 9% 13% 10% 9% 11% 6% 7% 9% 4%
Tryptophan: 8 mg of 280 mg 3%
Threonine: 44 mg of 1,050 mg 4%
Isoleucine: 44 mg of 1,400 mg 3%
Leucine: 77 mg of 2,730 mg 3%
Lysine: 77 mg of 2,100 mg 4%
Methionine: 21 mg of 1,050 mg 2%
Phenylalanine: 37 mg of 1,750 mg 2%
Valine: 50 mg of 1,820 mg 3%
Histidine: 8 mg of 700 mg 1%

Fat type information

0.019% 0.03% 0.184%
Saturated Fat: 0.019 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g

Fiber content ratio for Carambola

3.98% 2.8%
Sugar: 3.98 g
Fiber: 2.8 g
Other: -0.05 g

All nutrients for Carambola per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 2% 85% 1.04g 2.7 times less than Broccoli
Fats 1% 84% 0.33g 100.9 times less than Cheese
Carbs 2% 56% 6.73g 4.2 times less than Rice
Calories 2% 93% 31kcal 1.5 times less than Orange
Sugar 0% 51% 3.98g 2.3 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 11% 28% 2.8g 1.2 times more than Orange
Calcium 0% 95% 3mg 41.7 times less than Milk
Iron 1% 94% 0.08mg 32.5 times less than Beef
Magnesium 2% 84% 10mg 14 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 2% 92% 12mg 15.2 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 4% 75% 133mg 1.1 times less than Cucumber
Sodium 0% 96% 2mg 245 times less than White Bread
Zinc 1% 89% 0.12mg 52.6 times less than Beef
Copper 15% 40% 0.14mg Equal to Shiitake
Vitamin E 1% 81% 0.15mg 9.7 times less than Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin C 38% 14% 34.4mg 1.5 times less than Lemon
Vitamin B1 1% 90% 0.01mg 19 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 1% 93% 0.02mg 8.1 times less than Avocado
Vitamin B3 2% 82% 0.37mg 26.1 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 8% 66% 0.39mg 2.9 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 1% 92% 0.02mg 7 times less than Oat
Folate 3% 57% 12µg 5.1 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin K 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Tryptophan 0% 97% 0.01mg 38.1 times less than Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 94% 0.04mg 16.4 times less than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 94% 0.04mg 20.8 times less than Salmon
Leucine 0% 94% 0.08mg 31.6 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 92% 0.08mg 5.9 times less than Tofu
Methionine 0% 93% 0.02mg 4.6 times less than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 95% 0.04mg 18.1 times less than Egg
Valine 0% 95% 0.05mg 40.6 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 98% 0.01mg 93.6 times less than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Trans Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A
Saturated Fat 0% 91% 0.02g 310.3 times less than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 87% 0.03g 326.6 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 79% 0.18g 256.4 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171715/nutrients

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