Foodstruct
Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart

Broccoli vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

The main differences between Broccoli and Carrot

  • Broccoli has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Iron, however Carrot has more Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broccoli is 93% higher.
  • Carrot has 8 times less Vitamin K than Broccoli. Broccoli has 101.6µg of Vitamin K, while Carrot has 13.2µg.
  • Broccoli is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Broccoli, raw and Carrots, raw.

Infographic

Broccoli vs Carrot infographic
Copy infographic link

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
:
1
Carrot
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +42.4%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +70.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.6%
Contains less Sodium -52.2%
Equal in Potassium - 320
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +42.4%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +70.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.6%
Contains less Sodium -52.2%
Equal in Potassium - 320
Equal in Copper - 0.045

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
:
2
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +1411.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +669.7%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2581.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +1411.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +669.7%
Contains more Folate +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2581.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066

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
65
Broccoli
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
10%
Carrot
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Carrot

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.
Broccoli Carrot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Carrot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

People also compare

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Carrot Opinion
Calories 34 41 Carrot
Protein 2.82 0.93 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.24 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 5.9 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.3 Broccoli
Calcium 47 33 Broccoli
Potassium 316 320 Carrot
Magnesium 21 12 Broccoli
Sugar 1.7 4.74 Broccoli
Fiber 2.6 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.049 0.045 Broccoli
Zinc 0.41 0.24 Broccoli
Starch 0 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 66 35 Broccoli
Sodium 33 69 Broccoli
Vitamin A 623 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.78 0.66 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.066 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.058 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.273 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.138 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 13.2 Broccoli
Folate 63 19 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.033 0.012 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.079 0.077 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.102 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.101 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.02 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.061 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.069 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.04 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 0.55 Broccoli

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.