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Carrot vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carrot and Winter melon?

  • Carrot is higher in Potassium, and Vitamin B6, yet Winter melon is higher in Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 93% more.
  • Carrot has 53 times more Potassium than Winter melon. While Carrot has 320mg of Potassium, Winter melon has only 6mg.

We used Carrots, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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 +73.7%
Contains more Potassium +5233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.8%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +154.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Potassium +5233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.8%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +154.2%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +294.3%
Contains more Folate +280%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.7%
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 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +294.3%
Contains more Folate +280%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.7%

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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Winter melon

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

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Carrot Winter melon
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?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
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 Winter melon Opinion
Calories 41 13 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.4 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.2 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 13 Winter melon
Net carbs 6.78000020980835 0.10000000149011612 Carrot
Carbs 9.58 3 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.4 Winter melon
Calcium 33 19 Carrot
Potassium 320 6 Carrot
Magnesium 12 10 Carrot
Sugar 4.74 Winter melon
Fiber 2.8 2.9 Winter melon
Copper 0.045 0.023 Carrot
Zinc 0.24 0.61 Winter melon
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 19 Carrot
Sodium 69 111 Carrot
Vitamin A 16706 0 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.04 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.11 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.4 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.133 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.035 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 Carrot
Folate 19 5 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.016 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.037 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.087 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.002 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.009 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.003 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 Carrot
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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.