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Carrot vs. Lambsquarters — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carrot and Lambsquarters different?

  • Carrot is richer in Vitamin A RAE, while Lambsquarters are higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Lambsquarters covers your daily need of Vitamin C 82% more than Carrot.

Carrots, raw and Lambsquarters, raw types were used in this article.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +836.4%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.7%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -37.7%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +551.1%
Contains more Manganese +446.9%
Contains more Selenium +800%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15% 19% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 93% 45% 25% 31% 40% 6% 12% 98% 102% 5%
Contains more Calcium +836.4%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.7%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -37.7%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +551.1%
Contains more Manganese +446.9%
Contains more Selenium +800%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +44%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1255.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +658.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.6%
Contains more Folate +57.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 5% 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 696% 0% 0% 267% 40% 102% 23% 6% 64% 23% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +44%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1255.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +658.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.6%
Contains more Folate +57.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +31.2%
Contains more Protein +351.6%
Contains more Fats +233.3%
Contains more Other +254.2%
Equal in Water - 84.3
10% 88%
Protein: 0.93 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 9.58 g
Water: 88.29 g
Other: 0.96 g
4% 7% 84% 3%
Protein: 4.2 g
Fats: 0.8 g
Carbs: 7.3 g
Water: 84.3 g
Other: 3.4 g
Contains more Carbs +31.2%
Contains more Protein +351.6%
Contains more Fats +233.3%
Contains more Other +254.2%
Equal in Water - 84.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +971.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +200%
22% 8% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.117 g
11% 27% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.059 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.15 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.351 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +971.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +200%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Lambsquarters Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 3.3g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 4.2g Lambsquarters
Fats 0.24g 0.8g Lambsquarters
Carbs 9.58g 7.3g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 43kcal Lambsquarters
Starch 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g Lambsquarters
Fiber 2.8g 4g Lambsquarters
Calcium 33mg 309mg Lambsquarters
Iron 0.3mg 1.2mg Lambsquarters
Magnesium 12mg 34mg Lambsquarters
Phosphorus 35mg 72mg Lambsquarters
Potassium 320mg 452mg Lambsquarters
Sodium 69mg 43mg Lambsquarters
Zinc 0.24mg 0.44mg Lambsquarters
Copper 0.045mg 0.293mg Lambsquarters
Manganese 0.143mg 0.782mg Lambsquarters
Selenium 0.1µg 0.9µg Lambsquarters
Vitamin A 16706IU 11600IU Carrot
Vitamin A RAE 835µg 580µg Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9mg 80mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.16mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.44mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 1.2mg Lambsquarters
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.092mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.274mg Lambsquarters
Folate 19µg 30µg Lambsquarters
Choline 8.8mg Carrot
Vitamin K 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.038mg Lambsquarters
Threonine 0.191mg 0.163mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.253mg Lambsquarters
Leucine 0.102mg 0.35mg Lambsquarters
Lysine 0.101mg 0.354mg Lambsquarters
Methionine 0.02mg 0.049mg Lambsquarters
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.166mg Lambsquarters
Valine 0.069mg 0.226mg Lambsquarters
Histidine 0.04mg 0.116mg Lambsquarters
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.059g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.15g Lambsquarters
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.351g Lambsquarters

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carrot Lambsquarters
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
94%
Lambsquarters
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Carrot
45%
Lambsquarters

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
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.

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. Lambsquarters - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169244/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.