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Carrot vs. Cardoon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carrot and Cardoon?

  • Carrot is richer in Vitamin A RAE, yet Cardoon is richer in Copper, Folate, and Magnesium.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 93% higher.
  • Carrot has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Cardoon. Carrot has 0.983mg of Vitamin B3, while Cardoon has 0.3mg.
  • Carrot contains less Sodium.

We used Carrots, raw and Cardoon, raw types in this comparison.

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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.
Carrot
3
:
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains less Sodium -59.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Copper +413.3%
Contains more Manganese +79%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9.9% 11% 8.6% 15% 28% 9% 6.5% 15% 19% 0.55%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 21% 26% 30% 9.9% 35% 22% 4.6% 77% 33% 1.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains less Sodium -59.4%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Copper +413.3%
Contains more Manganese +79%
Contains more Selenium +100%

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.
Carrot
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +195%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +257.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1002% 13% 0% 20% 17% 13% 18% 16% 32% 14% 0% 4.8% 33%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 6.7% 5% 6.9% 5.6% 20% 27% 51% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +195%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +227.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +257.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carrot
3
:
Contains more Protein +32.9%
Contains more Fats +140%
Contains more Carbs +135.4%
Contains more Other +17.7%
Equal in Water - 94
10% 88%
Protein: 0.93 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 9.58 g
Water: 88.29 g
Other: 0.96 g
4% 94%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4.07 g
Water: 94 g
Other: 1.13 g
Contains more Protein +32.9%
Contains more Fats +140%
Contains more Carbs +135.4%
Contains more Other +17.7%
Equal in Water - 94

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carrot
1
:
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +185.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
22% 8% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.117 g
16% 26% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.011 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.041 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +185.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Cardoon Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 2.47g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 0.7g Carrot
Fats 0.24g 0.1g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 4.07g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 17kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g Cardoon
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 70mg Cardoon
Iron 0.3mg 0.7mg Cardoon
Magnesium 12mg 42mg Cardoon
Phosphorus 35mg 23mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 400mg Cardoon
Sodium 69mg 170mg Carrot
Zinc 0.24mg 0.17mg Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.231mg Cardoon
Manganese 0.143mg 0.256mg Cardoon
Selenium 0.1µg 0.2µg Cardoon
Vitamin A 16706IU 0IU Carrot
Vitamin A RAE 835µg 0µg Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9mg 2mg Carrot
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.02mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.03mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.3mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.338mg Cardoon
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.116mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 68µg Cardoon
Choline 8.8mg Carrot
Vitamin K 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg Carrot
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.011g Cardoon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.018g Cardoon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.041g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Cardoon
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
91%
Carrot
9%
Cardoon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Carrot
26%
Cardoon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 101mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardoon
Cardoon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Cardoon
Cardoon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cardoon
Cardoon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/nutrients
  2. Cardoon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169981/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.