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Carrot vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Carrot and Arrowroot

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A, and Fiber, while Arrowroot has more Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 93% higher.
  • Arrowroot contains 2 times less Fiber than Carrot. Carrot contains 2.8g of Fiber, while Arrowroot contains 1.3g.

The food types used in this comparison are Carrots, raw and Arrowroot, 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 Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -62.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains less Sodium -62.3%

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
Carrot
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Contains more Vitamin C +210.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +87826.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +1678.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.059
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +210.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +87826.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +1678.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.059
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292

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
98
Carrot
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
31
Arrowroot

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
6%
Carrot
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Arrowroot

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.
Carrot Arrowroot
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

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

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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?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 41 65 Arrowroot
Protein 0.93 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.24 0.2 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 1.9 Carrot
Net carbs 6.78000020980835 12.09000015258789 Arrowroot
Carbs 9.58 13.39 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 33 6 Carrot
Potassium 320 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 12 25 Arrowroot
Sugar 4.74 Arrowroot
Fiber 2.8 1.3 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.121 Arrowroot
Zinc 0.24 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 69 26 Arrowroot
Vitamin A 16706 19 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.983 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.292 Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 Carrot
Folate 19 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.039 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.004 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.092 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.