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Garlic vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Garlic and Carrot different?

  • Garlic is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin C, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin B1, however Carrot is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Carrot is 93% higher.
  • Garlic contains 142 times more Selenium than Carrot. While Garlic contains 14.2µg of Selenium, Carrot contains only 0.1µg.

Garlic, 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
Garlic
8
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0
Carrot
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +448.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +564.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +337.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +448.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Copper +564.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +337.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%

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
Garlic
5
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5
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +428.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +185522.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +725%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +676.5%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +428.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +185522.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +725%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +676.5%
Contains more Folate +533.3%

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
43
Garlic
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
10%
Carrot
Fats
2%
Garlic
1%
Carrot

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garlic Carrot
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?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garlic
Garlic contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Garlic Carrot Opinion
Calories 149 41 Garlic
Protein 6.36 0.93 Garlic
Fats 0.5 0.24 Garlic
Vitamin C 31.2 5.9 Garlic
Net carbs 30.959999084472656 6.78000020980835 Garlic
Carbs 33.06 9.58 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.7 0.3 Garlic
Calcium 181 33 Garlic
Potassium 401 320 Garlic
Magnesium 25 12 Garlic
Sugar 1 4.74 Garlic
Fiber 2.1 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.299 0.045 Garlic
Zinc 1.16 0.24 Garlic
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 153 35 Garlic
Sodium 17 69 Garlic
Vitamin A 9 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.08 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.066 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.058 Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.596 0.273 Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235 0.138 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 13.2 Carrot
Folate 3 19 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249 0.117 Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066 0.012 Garlic
Threonine 0.157 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.217 0.077 Garlic
Leucine 0.308 0.102 Garlic
Lysine 0.273 0.101 Garlic
Methionine 0.076 0.02 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183 0.061 Garlic
Valine 0.291 0.069 Garlic
Histidine 0.113 0.04 Garlic
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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.