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Carrot vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Potato
Potato contains less Sugars (difference - 3.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Carrot Potato
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Potato
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
97
Carrot
16
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carrot
14
Potato

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
Carrot
1
:
7
Potato
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +170%
Contains more Potassium +32.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +144.4%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +170%
Contains more Potassium +32.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +144.4%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%

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
Carrot
4
:
5
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +6500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +560%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.061
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +6500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +560%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.061
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295

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
6%
Carrot
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Potato

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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 Carrot Potato Opinion
Calories 41 77 Potato
Protein 0.93 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.24 0.09 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 19.7 Potato
Carbs 9.58 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.81 Potato
Calcium 33 12 Carrot
Potassium 320 425 Potato
Magnesium 12 23 Potato
Sugars 4.74 0.82 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 2.1 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.24 0.3 Potato
Starch 1.43 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 35 57 Potato
Sodium 69 6 Potato
Vitamin A 16706 2 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.01 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.032 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 2 Carrot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.002 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.042 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.191 0.067 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.066 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.098 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.02 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.069 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.04 0.035 Carrot
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