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Carrot vs Lettuce - In-Depth Nutrition 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Carrot
4
:
Contains more Potassium +64.9%
Contains more Copper +55.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains more Iron +186.7%
Contains less Sodium -59.4%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Contains more Potassium +64.9%
Contains more Copper +55.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains more Iron +186.7%
Contains less Sodium -59.4%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +856.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.07
Contains more Vitamin A +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +856.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.07

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
97
Carrot
85
Lettuce
Mineral Summary Score
10
Carrot
9
Lettuce

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 the food
Protein
6%
Carrot
8%
Lettuce
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
3%
Lettuce
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Lettuce

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carrot Lettuce
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Lettuce
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 contains less Sugars?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sugars (difference - 3.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carrot Lettuce Opinion
Calories 41 15 Carrot
Protein 0.93 1.36 Lettuce
Fats 0.24 0.15 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 9.2 Lettuce
Carbs 9.58 2.87 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.86 Lettuce
Calcium 33 36 Lettuce
Potassium 320 194 Carrot
Magnesium 12 13 Lettuce
Sugars 4.74 0.78 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 1.3 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.029 Carrot
Zinc 0.24 0.18 Carrot
Starch 1.43 0 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 29 Carrot
Sodium 69 28 Lettuce
Vitamin A 16706 7405 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.22 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.07 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.08 Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.375 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.134 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.09 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 126.3 Lettuce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.02 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.006 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.082 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.009 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.059 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.084 Lettuce
Leucine 0.102 0.079 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.084 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.016 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.055 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.07 Lettuce
Histidine 0.04 0.022 Carrot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.