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Arrowroot vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Arrowroot and Carrot

  • Arrowroot has more Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B1, while Carrot has more Vitamin A RAE, and Fiber.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 93% higher.
  • Carrot contains 18 times less Folate than Arrowroot. Arrowroot contains 338µg of Folate, while Carrot contains 19µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Arrowroot, raw and Carrots, raw.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains less Sodium -62.3%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Copper +168.9%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains less Sodium -62.3%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Copper +168.9%
Contains more Calcium +450%

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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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +1678.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +87826.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.058
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +1678.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +87826.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.058
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 6.78g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 0.93g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 13.39g 9.58g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 41kcal Arrowroot
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar g 4.74g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 6mg 33mg Carrot
Iron 2.22mg 0.3mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 98mg 35mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 320mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 69mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.63mg 0.24mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.045mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 19IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 5.9mg Carrot
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.066mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.058mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.983mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.273mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.138mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 19µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Carrot
Threonine mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine mg 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine mg 0.02mg Carrot
Phenylalanine mg 0.061mg Carrot
Valine mg 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine mg 0.04mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.014g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.117g Carrot

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Arrowroot Carrot
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
13
Carrot

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.