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Cauliflower vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cauliflower and Carrot different?

  • Cauliflower is higher in Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Choline, however Carrot is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Carrot is 93% higher.
  • Cauliflower contains 8 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. While Cauliflower contains 48.2mg of Vitamin C, Carrot contains only 5.9mg.
  • Cauliflower has less Sugar.

Cauliflower, raw and Carrots, 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 Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.7%
Contains less Sodium -56.5%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Equal in Potassium - 320
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.7%
Contains less Sodium -56.5%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +15.4%
Equal in Potassium - 320

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
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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +716.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +725%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.058
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 161% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 43% 0% 39%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +716.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +725%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.058

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.
Cauliflower Carrot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cauliflower Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 2.97g 6.78g Carrot
Protein 1.92g 0.93g Cauliflower
Fats 0.28g 0.24g Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 25kcal 41kcal Carrot
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 0.97g 0.55g Cauliflower
Sugar 1.91g 4.74g Cauliflower
Fiber 2g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 22mg 33mg Carrot
Iron 0.42mg 0.3mg Cauliflower
Magnesium 15mg 12mg Cauliflower
Phosphorus 44mg 35mg Cauliflower
Potassium 299mg 320mg Carrot
Sodium 30mg 69mg Cauliflower
Zinc 0.27mg 0.24mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.039mg 0.045mg Carrot
Vitamin A 0IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 48.2mg 5.9mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.058mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.667mg 0.273mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184mg 0.138mg Cauliflower
Folate 57µg 19µg Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 15.5µg 13.2µg Cauliflower
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.012mg Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.071mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.106mg 0.102mg Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217mg 0.101mg Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02mg 0.02mg
Phenylalanine 0.065mg 0.061mg Cauliflower
Valine 0.125mg 0.069mg Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056mg 0.04mg Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.014g Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cauliflower Carrot
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
30
Cauliflower
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cauliflower
13
Carrot

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
12%
Cauliflower
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
5%
Cauliflower
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Cauliflower
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
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.

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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/nutrients
  2. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.