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Carrot vs Sauerkraut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Sauerkraut

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B3, however Sauerkraut is higher in Iron, Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 93% more than Sauerkraut.
  • Carrot has 7 times more Vitamin B3 than Sauerkraut. While Carrot has 0.983mg of Vitamin B3, Sauerkraut has only 0.143mg.
  • Sauerkraut has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, raw and Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids.

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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 Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.6%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%
Contains more Iron +390%
Contains more Copper +113.3%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 56% 10% 9% 15% 87% 6% 32%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +88.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.6%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%
Contains more Iron +390%
Contains more Copper +113.3%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +92711.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +371.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +587.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +149.2%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin K - 13
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 2% 3% 0% 49% 6% 6% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +92711.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +371.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +587.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +149.2%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin K - 13

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 Sauerkraut
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Sauerkraut Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 1.38g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 0.91g Carrot
Fats 0.24g 0.14g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 4.28g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 19kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g 0.04g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g 1.78g Sauerkraut
Fiber 2.8g 2.9g Sauerkraut
Calcium 33mg 30mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 1.47mg Sauerkraut
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Sauerkraut
Phosphorus 35mg 20mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 170mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 661mg Carrot
Zinc 0.24mg 0.19mg Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.096mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin A 16706IU 18IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.14mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 14.7mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.021mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.022mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.143mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.093mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.13mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 24µg Sauerkraut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 13µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.008mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg 0.025mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.021mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.029mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.031mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.009mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.023mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.03mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.016mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.034g Sauerkraut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.013g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.067g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carrot Sauerkraut
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
13
Sauerkraut
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
28
Sauerkraut

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
5%
Sauerkraut
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
4%
Sauerkraut
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Sauerkraut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.96g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 592mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Sauerkraut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169279/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.