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Carrot vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carrot and Vegetable different?

  • Carrot is richer in Vitamin A, while Vegetable is higher in Manganese, Vitamin K, Iron, and Fiber.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 69% more than Vegetable.
  • Carrot contains 2 times more Potassium than Vegetable. Carrot contains 320mg of Potassium, while Vegetable contains 169mg.

Carrots, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +89.3%
Contains more Iron +173.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -49.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +89.3%
Contains more Iron +173.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -49.3%

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +290.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +78%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Folate - 19
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 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +290.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +78%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
Equal in Folate - 19

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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
13%
Vegetable
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Vegetable

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

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Carrot Vegetable
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?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Vegetable
Vegetable contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Vegetable Opinion
Calories 41 65 Vegetable
Protein 0.93 2.86 Vegetable
Fats 0.24 0.15 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 3.2 Carrot
Net carbs 6.78000020980835 8.6899995803833 Vegetable
Carbs 9.58 13.09 Vegetable
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.82 Vegetable
Calcium 33 25 Carrot
Potassium 320 169 Carrot
Magnesium 12 22 Vegetable
Sugar 4.74 3.12 Vegetable
Fiber 2.8 4.4 Vegetable
Copper 0.045 0.083 Vegetable
Zinc 0.24 0.49 Vegetable
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 51 Vegetable
Sodium 69 35 Vegetable
Vitamin A 16706 4277 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.38 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.071 Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.12 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.851 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.151 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.074 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 23.5 Vegetable
Folate 19 19
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.031 Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.01 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.072 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.029 Vegetable
Threonine 0.191 0.115 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.139 Vegetable
Leucine 0.102 0.19 Vegetable
Lysine 0.101 0.17 Vegetable
Methionine 0.02 0.034 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.12 Vegetable
Valine 0.069 0.149 Vegetable
Histidine 0.04 0.073 Vegetable
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.