Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Carrot vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the main differences between Carrot and Onion?

  • Carrot is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, yet Onion is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 93% higher.
  • Carrot has 33 times more Vitamin E than Onion. Carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E , while Onion has 0.02mg.

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

Infographic

Carrot vs Onion infographic
Infographic link

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
7
:
1
Onion
Contains more Calcium +43.5%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains more Potassium +119.2%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Calcium +43.5%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains more Potassium +119.2%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%

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
8
:
1
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +3200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +747.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +3200%
Contains more Vitamin C +25.4%
Equal in Folate - 19
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +3200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +747.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +3200%
Contains more Vitamin C +25.4%
Equal in Folate - 19

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Onion Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 7.64g Onion
Protein 0.93g 1.1g Onion
Fats 0.24g 0.1g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 9.34g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 40kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g 0g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 4.74g 4.24g Onion
Fiber 2.8g 1.7g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 23mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 0.21mg Carrot
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Carrot
Phosphorus 35mg 29mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 146mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.24mg 0.17mg Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.039mg Carrot
Vitamin A 16706IU 2IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.02mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 7.4mg Onion
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.046mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.027mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.116mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.123mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.12mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 19µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 0.4µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine 0.191mg 0.021mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.014mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.025mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.039mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.002mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.025mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.021mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.014mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.042g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.013g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.017g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

People also compare

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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
8
Onion

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
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Onion
Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.