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Carrot vs Rutabagas - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carrot and Rutabagas different?

  • Carrot is higher in Vitamin K, however Rutabagas are richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Carrot is 93% higher.
  • Carrot contains 44 times more Vitamin K than Rutabagas. While Carrot contains 13.2µg of Vitamin K, Rutabagas contain only 0.3µg.

Carrots, raw and Rutabagas, raw are the varieties 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
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Contains more Calcium +30.3%
Contains more Iron +46.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.6%
Equal in Potassium - 305
Equal in Zinc - 0.24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 17% 15% 23% 27% 2% 7% 11%
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Contains more Calcium +30.3%
Contains more Iron +46.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.6%
Equal in Potassium - 305
Equal in Zinc - 0.24

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +323.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +10.5%
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% 6% 0% 84% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 16% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +835200%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38%
Contains more Vitamin K +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +323.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +10.5%

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 Rutabagas
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Rutabagas Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 6.32g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 1.08g Rutabagas
Fats 0.24g 0.16g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 8.62g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 37kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g 0.4g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g 1.61g Rutabagas
Sugar 4.74g 4.46g Rutabagas
Fiber 2.8g 2.3g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 43mg Rutabagas
Iron 0.3mg 0.44mg Rutabagas
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Rutabagas
Phosphorus 35mg 53mg Rutabagas
Potassium 320mg 305mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 12mg Rutabagas
Zinc 0.24mg 0.24mg
Copper 0.045mg 0.032mg Carrot
Vitamin A 16706IU 2IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.3mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 25mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.09mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.04mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.7mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.16mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.1mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 21µg Rutabagas
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 0.3µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.027g Rutabagas
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.025g Rutabagas
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.088g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carrot Rutabagas
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
15
Rutabagas
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
14
Rutabagas

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
6%
Rutabagas
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
9%
Rutabagas
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Rutabagas

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.28g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
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.

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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/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.