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Apple vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sugars (difference - 5.65g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 68mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Apple Carrot
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Carrot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Apple
97
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
3
Apple
10
Carrot

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
Apple
1
:
7
Carrot
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Potassium +199.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +218.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Potassium +199.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +218.2%

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
Apple
0
:
9
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +30837%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +980.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +30837%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +980.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%

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 the food
Protein
2%
Apple
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Apple
1%
Carrot

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Apple Carrot Opinion
Calories 52 41 Apple
Protein 0.26 0.93 Carrot
Fats 0.17 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 4.6 5.9 Carrot
Carbs 13.81 9.58 Apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.12 0.3 Carrot
Calcium 6 33 Carrot
Potassium 107 320 Carrot
Magnesium 5 12 Carrot
Sugars 10.39 4.74 Apple
Fiber 2.4 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.027 0.045 Carrot
Zinc 0.04 0.24 Carrot
Starch 0.05 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 11 35 Carrot
Sodium 1 69 Apple
Vitamin A 54 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.18 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.091 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.041 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 13.2 Carrot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.037 Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.001 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.006 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.006 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.013 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.012 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.001 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.012 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.005 0.04 Carrot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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