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Garden asparagus vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sugars (difference - 2.86g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.
Garden asparagus Carrot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus 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
28
Garden asparagus
97
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
16
Garden asparagus
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
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Carrot
Contains more Iron +613.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +320%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%
Contains more Iron +613.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +320%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +58.4%

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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4
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin E +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +215.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2109.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 5.9
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273
Contains more Vitamin E +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +215.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2109.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 5.9
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273

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
13%
Garden asparagus
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
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 Garden asparagus Carrot Opinion
Calories 20 41 Carrot
Protein 2.2 0.93 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.12 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.6 5.9 Carrot
Carbs 3.88 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.14 0.3 Garden asparagus
Calcium 24 33 Carrot
Potassium 202 320 Carrot
Magnesium 14 12 Garden asparagus
Sugars 1.88 4.74 Carrot
Fiber 2.1 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.189 0.045 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54 0.24 Garden asparagus
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 52 35 Garden asparagus
Sodium 2 69 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 1.13 0.66 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.066 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141 0.058 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.274 0.273 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 41.6 13.2 Garden asparagus
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.027 0.012 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.075 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.128 0.102 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104 0.101 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031 0.02 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075 0.061 Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115 0.069 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049 0.04 Garden asparagus
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