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Carrot vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carrot and Pea different?

  • Carrot is richer in Vitamin A, while Pea is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Folate, Phosphorus, and Vitamin K.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 89% more than Pea.

Carrots, raw and Peas, green, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Carrot
2
:
6
Pea
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Iron +390%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +291.1%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Iron +390%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +291.1%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%

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
3
:
7
Pea
Contains more Vitamin A +2083.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +407.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +578%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +87.9%
Contains more Folate +242.1%
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin A +2083.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +407.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +578%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +87.9%
Contains more Folate +242.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Pea Opinion
Calories 41kcal 81kcal Pea
Protein 0.93g 5.42g Pea
Fats 0.24g 0.4g Pea
Vitamin C 5.9mg 40mg Pea
Net carbs 6.78g 8.75g Pea
Carbs 9.58g 14.45g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.3mg 1.47mg Pea
Calcium 33mg 25mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 244mg Carrot
Magnesium 12mg 33mg Pea
Sugar 4.74g 5.67g Carrot
Fiber 2.8g 5.7g Pea
Copper 0.045mg 0.176mg Pea
Zinc 0.24mg 1.24mg Pea
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Phosphorus 35mg 108mg Pea
Sodium 69mg 5mg Pea
Vitamin A 16706IU 765IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.13mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.104mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.169mg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 24.8µg Pea
Folate 19µg 65µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.071g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.035g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.187g Pea
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.037mg Pea
Threonine 0.191mg 0.203mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.195mg Pea
Leucine 0.102mg 0.323mg Pea
Lysine 0.101mg 0.317mg Pea
Methionine 0.02mg 0.082mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.2mg Pea
Valine 0.069mg 0.235mg Pea
Histidine 0.04mg 0.107mg Pea
Fructose 0.55g 0.39g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
14%
Pea
Fats
1%
Carrot
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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.

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.