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Sweet potato vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sugars (difference - 0.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Sweet potato Carrot
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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
80
Sweet potato
97
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
15
Sweet potato
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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1
Carrot
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +235.6%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains less Sodium -20.3%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 320
Contains more Iron +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +235.6%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains less Sodium -20.3%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 320

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
:
5
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +193%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.058
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +193%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.058

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
9%
Sweet potato
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
10%
Carrot
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
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 Sweet potato Carrot Opinion
Calories 86 41 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 0.93 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 2.4 5.9 Carrot
Carbs 20.12 9.58 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.3 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 33 Carrot
Potassium 337 320 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 12 Sweet potato
Sugars 4.18 4.74 Carrot
Fiber 3 2.8 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.045 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.24 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 1.43 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 35 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 69 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.26 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.066 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.058 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.273 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.138 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 13.2 Carrot
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.037 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.031 0.012 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.055 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.092 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.066 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.029 0.02 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.061 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.069 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 0.04 Carrot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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