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Carrot vs. Nopales — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carrot and Nopales?

  • Carrot is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6, yet Nopales are higher in Manganese, Calcium, and Magnesium.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 90% more.

We used Carrots, raw and Nopales, raw types 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.
Carrot
2
:
Contains more Phosphorus +118.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +397%
Contains more Iron +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.6%
Contains more Copper +15.6%
Contains more Manganese +219.6%
Contains more Selenium +600%
Equal in Zinc - 0.25
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 50% 23% 38% 7% 23% 3% 7% 18% 60% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +118.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +397%
Contains more Iron +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.6%
Contains more Copper +15.6%
Contains more Manganese +219.6%
Contains more Selenium +600%
Equal in Zinc - 0.25

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
10
:
Contains more Vitamin A +3555.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.1%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Choline +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.6%
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 28% 0% 0% 31% 3% 10% 8% 11% 17% 3% 0% 4% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +3555.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.1%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Choline +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carrot
2
:
Contains more Fats +166.7%
Contains more Carbs +187.7%
Contains more Protein +41.9%
Contains more Other +18.8%
Equal in Water - 94.12
10% 88%
Protein: 0.93 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 9.58 g
Water: 88.29 g
Other: 0.96 g
3% 94%
Protein: 1.32 g
Fats: 0.09 g
Carbs: 3.33 g
Water: 94.12 g
Other: 1.14 g
Contains more Fats +166.7%
Contains more Carbs +187.7%
Contains more Protein +41.9%
Contains more Other +18.8%
Equal in Water - 94.12

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carrot
1
:
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
22% 8% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.117 g
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.8%
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 Nopales
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Nopales Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 1.13g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 1.32g Nopales
Fats 0.24g 0.09g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 3.33g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 16kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g 1.15g Nopales
Fiber 2.8g 2.2g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 164mg Nopales
Iron 0.3mg 0.59mg Nopales
Magnesium 12mg 52mg Nopales
Phosphorus 35mg 16mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 257mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 21mg Nopales
Zinc 0.24mg 0.25mg Nopales
Copper 0.045mg 0.052mg Nopales
Manganese 0.143mg 0.457mg Nopales
Selenium 0.1µg 0.7µg Nopales
Vitamin A 16706IU 457IU Carrot
Vitamin A RAE 835µg 23µg Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0mg Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9mg 9.3mg Nopales
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.012mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.041mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.41mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.167mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.07mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 3µg Carrot
Choline 8.8mg 7.3mg Carrot
Vitamin K 13.2µg 5.3µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.014mg Nopales
Threonine 0.191mg 0.04mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.049mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.077mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.059mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.015mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.049mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.059mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.025mg Carrot
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.016g Nopales
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.018g Nopales
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.05g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carrot Nopales
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
10%
Nopales
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Carrot
23%
Nopales

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nopales
Nopales is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nopales
Nopales contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nopales
Nopales is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nopales
Nopales is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Nopales
Nopales is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nopales
Nopales is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Nopales - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168571/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.