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Amaranth leaves vs. Carrot — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Amaranth leaves and Carrot?

  • Amaranth leaves are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, Iron, Calcium, Folate, Copper, Magnesium, and Potassium, yet Carrot is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Amaranth leaves' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 939% more.
  • Amaranth leaves have 8 times more Iron than Carrot. While Amaranth leaves have 2.32mg of Iron, Carrot has only 0.3mg.

We used Amaranth leaves, raw and Carrots, raw types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +551.5%
Contains more Iron +673.3%
Contains more Magnesium +358.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -71%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Copper +260%
Contains more Manganese +518.9%
Contains more Selenium +800%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 87% 40% 22% 54% 3% 25% 54% 116% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15% 19% 1%
Contains more Calcium +551.5%
Contains more Iron +673.3%
Contains more Magnesium +358.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -71%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Copper +260%
Contains more Manganese +518.9%
Contains more Selenium +800%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +633.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.1%
Contains more Folate +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +8536.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 0% 2850%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 5% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +633.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.1%
Contains more Folate +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +8536.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +164.5%
Contains more Fats +37.5%
Contains more Other +56.3%
Contains more Carbs +138.3%
Equal in Water - 88.29
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.46 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 4.02 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 1.5 g
10% 88%
Protein: 0.93 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 9.58 g
Water: 88.29 g
Other: 0.96 g
Contains more Protein +164.5%
Contains more Fats +37.5%
Contains more Other +56.3%
Contains more Carbs +138.3%
Equal in Water - 88.29

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +442.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.3%
29% 24% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.091 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.076 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g
22% 8% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.117 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +442.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Amaranth leaves Carrot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth leaves Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 4.02g 6.78g Carrot
Protein 2.46g 0.93g Amaranth leaves
Fats 0.33g 0.24g Amaranth leaves
Carbs 4.02g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 23kcal 41kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g Amaranth leaves
Fiber 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 215mg 33mg Amaranth leaves
Iron 2.32mg 0.3mg Amaranth leaves
Magnesium 55mg 12mg Amaranth leaves
Phosphorus 50mg 35mg Amaranth leaves
Potassium 611mg 320mg Amaranth leaves
Sodium 20mg 69mg Amaranth leaves
Zinc 0.9mg 0.24mg Amaranth leaves
Copper 0.162mg 0.045mg Amaranth leaves
Manganese 0.885mg 0.143mg Amaranth leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.1µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A 2917IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin A RAE 146µg 835µg Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin C 43.3mg 5.9mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.158mg 0.058mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B3 0.658mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.192mg 0.138mg Amaranth leaves
Folate 85µg 19µg Amaranth leaves
Choline 8.8mg Carrot
Vitamin K 1140µg 13.2µg Amaranth leaves
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.012mg Amaranth leaves
Threonine 0.099mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.119mg 0.077mg Amaranth leaves
Leucine 0.195mg 0.102mg Amaranth leaves
Lysine 0.127mg 0.101mg Amaranth leaves
Methionine 0.036mg 0.02mg Amaranth leaves
Phenylalanine 0.133mg 0.061mg Amaranth leaves
Valine 0.137mg 0.069mg Amaranth leaves
Histidine 0.052mg 0.04mg Amaranth leaves
Saturated Fat 0.091g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g 0.014g Amaranth leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g 0.117g Amaranth leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth leaves Carrot
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
257%
Amaranth leaves
91%
Carrot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Amaranth leaves
12%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.054g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in minerals
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168385/nutrients
  2. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.