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Carrot vs Radish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Radish

  • Carrot has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6, however Radish is higher in Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 93% more than Radish.
  • Carrot has 10 times more Vitamin K than Radish. While Carrot has 13.2µg of Vitamin K, Radish has only 1.3µg.
  • Radish has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, raw and Radishes, raw.

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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
:
4
Radish
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -43.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -43.5%

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
:
2
Radish
Contains more Vitamin A +238557.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +915.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +150.8%
Contains more Folate +31.6%
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 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +238557.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +915.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +150.8%
Contains more Folate +31.6%

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
10
Radish
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
11
Radish

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
4%
Radish
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
3%
Radish
Fats
1%
Carrot
0%
Radish

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

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Carrot Radish
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 is lower in Sugar?
Radish
Radish is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Radish
Radish contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radish
Radish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Radish
Radish is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Radish Opinion
Calories 41 16 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.68 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.1 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 14.8 Radish
Carbs 9.58 3.4 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.34 Radish
Calcium 33 25 Carrot
Potassium 320 233 Carrot
Magnesium 12 10 Carrot
Sugar 4.74 1.86 Radish
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.05 Radish
Zinc 0.24 0.28 Radish
Starch 1.43 0 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 20 Carrot
Sodium 69 39 Radish
Vitamin A 16706 7 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.012 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.039 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.254 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.165 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.071 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 1.3 Carrot
Folate 19 25 Radish
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.032 Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.017 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.048 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.009 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 0.023 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.02 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.031 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.033 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.01 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.036 Carrot
Valine 0.069 0.035 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.013 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 0.71 Radish

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.