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Carrot vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Carrot and Beetroot

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6, however Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Carrot is 93% higher.
  • Beetroot has 66 times less Vitamin K than Carrot. Carrot has 13.2µg of Vitamin K, while Beetroot has 0.2µg.
  • Carrot is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Carrots, raw and Beets, 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
Carrot
2
:
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +45.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 325
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Zinc +45.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 325

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
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +50524.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106%
Contains more Vitamin K +6500%
Contains more Folate +473.7%
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 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +50524.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106%
Contains more Vitamin K +6500%
Contains more Folate +473.7%

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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
10%
Beetroot
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Beetroot

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 Beetroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Carrot Beetroot
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 Sugar?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Beetroot Opinion
Calories 41 43 Beetroot
Protein 0.93 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.24 0.17 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 4.9 Carrot
Carbs 9.58 9.56 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 33 16 Carrot
Potassium 320 325 Beetroot
Magnesium 12 23 Beetroot
Sugar 4.74 6.76 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 2.8
Copper 0.045 0.075 Beetroot
Zinc 0.24 0.35 Beetroot
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 40 Beetroot
Sodium 69 78 Carrot
Vitamin A 16706 33 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.04 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.031 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.04 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.334 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.155 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.067 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 0.2 Carrot
Folate 19 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.027 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.06 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.191 0.047 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.048 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.068 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.058 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.018 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.046 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.056 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.021 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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.