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Carrot vs. Potato wedges — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Carrot and Potato wedges

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A RAE, however, Potato wedges has more Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Carrot is 93% higher.
  • Potato wedges have 16 times less Sugar than Carrot. Carrot has 4.74g of Sugar, while Potato wedges have 0.3g.

Food types used in this article are Carrots, raw and USDA Commodity, Potato wedges, frozen.

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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 +120%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +58.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Zinc +54.2%
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 5% 27% 14% 38% 35% 7% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +58.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Zinc +54.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.6%
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 0% 0% 0% 38% 25% 10% 29% 0% 81% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +29.3%
Contains more Protein +190.3%
Contains more Fats +816.7%
Contains more Carbs +166.2%
Contains more Other +35.4%
10% 88%
Protein: 0.93 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 9.58 g
Water: 88.29 g
Other: 0.96 g
3% 2% 26% 68%
Protein: 2.7 g
Fats: 2.2 g
Carbs: 25.5 g
Water: 68.3 g
Other: 1.3 g
Contains more Water +29.3%
Contains more Protein +190.3%
Contains more Fats +816.7%
Contains more Carbs +166.2%
Contains more Other +35.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +14.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10264.3%
22% 8% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.117 g
26% 69% 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.55 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.451 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +14.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10264.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Potato wedges Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 23.5g Potato wedges
Protein 0.93g 2.7g Potato wedges
Fats 0.24g 2.2g Potato wedges
Carbs 9.58g 25.5g Potato wedges
Calories 41kcal 123kcal Potato wedges
Starch 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g 0.3g Potato wedges
Fiber 2.8g 2g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 15mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 0.7mg Potato wedges
Magnesium 12mg 19mg Potato wedges
Phosphorus 35mg 87mg Potato wedges
Potassium 320mg 394mg Potato wedges
Sodium 69mg 49mg Potato wedges
Zinc 0.24mg 0.37mg Potato wedges
Copper 0.045mg Carrot
Manganese 0.143mg Carrot
Selenium 0.1µg Carrot
Vitamin A 16706IU 0IU Carrot
Vitamin A RAE 835µg 0µg Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9mg 11.2mg Potato wedges
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.1mg Potato wedges
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.04mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 1.54mg Potato wedges
Vitamin B5 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.35mg Potato wedges
Folate 19µg Carrot
Choline 8.8mg Carrot
Vitamin K 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg Carrot
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.55g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 1.451g Potato wedges
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.102g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carrot Potato wedges
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
14%
Potato wedges
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Carrot
13%
Potato wedges

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.44g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.513g)
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.
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. Potato wedges - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168443/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.