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Carrot vs Welsh onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carrot and Welsh onion?

  • Carrot is higher in Vitamin B6, yet Welsh onion is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Welsh onion's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 150% more.
  • Carrot has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Welsh onion. While Carrot has 0.983mg of Vitamin B3, Welsh onion has only 0.4mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Welsh onion is lower.

We used Carrots, raw and Onions, welsh, raw types 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 +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +50.9%
Contains more Iron +306.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +50.9%
Contains more Iron +306.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Copper +55.6%

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 +1340.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Folate +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +357.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1365.2%
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 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
Contains more Vitamin A +1340.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Folate +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +357.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1365.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Welsh onion Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 4.1g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 1.9g Welsh onion
Fats 0.24g 0.4g Welsh onion
Carbs 9.58g 6.5g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 34kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g 2.18g Welsh onion
Fiber 2.8g 2.4g Carrot
Calcium 33mg 18mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 1.22mg Welsh onion
Magnesium 12mg 23mg Welsh onion
Phosphorus 35mg 49mg Welsh onion
Potassium 320mg 212mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 17mg Welsh onion
Zinc 0.24mg 0.52mg Welsh onion
Copper 0.045mg 0.07mg Welsh onion
Vitamin A 16706IU 1160IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.51mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 27mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.05mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.09mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.4mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.169mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.072mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 16µg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 193.4µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.021mg Welsh onion
Threonine 0.191mg 0.074mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.081mg Welsh onion
Leucine 0.102mg 0.113mg Welsh onion
Lysine 0.101mg 0.095mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.021mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.061mg
Valine 0.069mg 0.084mg Welsh onion
Histidine 0.04mg 0.033mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.067g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.056g Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.156g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Welsh onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
61
Welsh onion
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
18
Welsh onion

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
11%
Welsh onion
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
7%
Welsh onion
Fats
1%
Carrot
2%
Welsh onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (39)
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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.