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Carrot vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Carrot and Ginger

  • Carrot has more Vitamin K, however Ginger is richer in Vitamin A, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Carrot covers your daily Vitamin A needs 93% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger has 132 times less Vitamin K than Carrot. Carrot has 13.2µg of Vitamin K, while Ginger has 0.1µg.
  • Ginger contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Carrots, raw and Ginger root, 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
:
6
Ginger
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +402.2%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +402.2%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 34

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
:
1
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%
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% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%

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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Carrot
3%
Ginger

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

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Carrot Ginger
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?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.166g)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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 Ginger Opinion
Calories 41 80 Ginger
Protein 0.93 1.82 Ginger
Fats 0.24 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 5.9 5 Carrot
Net carbs 6.78000020980835 15.770000457763672 Ginger
Carbs 9.58 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.6 Ginger
Calcium 33 16 Carrot
Potassium 320 415 Ginger
Magnesium 12 43 Ginger
Sugar 4.74 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 2.8 2 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.24 0.34 Ginger
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 34 Carrot
Sodium 69 13 Ginger
Vitamin A 16706 0 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.26 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.025 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.034 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.75 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.203 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.16 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 0.1 Carrot
Folate 19 11 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.203 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.012
Threonine 0.191 0.036 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.051 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.074 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.057 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.013 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.045 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.04 0.03 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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.