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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 RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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 Calcium +448.5%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +337.1%
Contains more Potassium +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +564.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +448.5%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +337.1%
Contains more Potassium +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +564.4%

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 Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +676.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
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 +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 Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +676.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 30.96g 6.78g Garlic
Protein 6.36g 0.93g Garlic
Fats 0.5g 0.24g Garlic
Carbs 33.06g 9.58g Garlic
Calories 149kcal 41kcal Garlic
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 1g 4.74g Garlic
Fiber 2.1g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 181mg 33mg Garlic
Iron 1.7mg 0.3mg Garlic
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Garlic
Phosphorus 153mg 35mg Garlic
Potassium 401mg 320mg Garlic
Sodium 17mg 69mg Garlic
Zinc 1.16mg 0.24mg Garlic
Copper 0.299mg 0.045mg Garlic
Vitamin A 9IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 5.9mg Garlic
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.066mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.058mg Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.596mg 0.273mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235mg 0.138mg Garlic
Folate 3µg 19µg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.012mg Garlic
Threonine 0.157mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.217mg 0.077mg Garlic
Leucine 0.308mg 0.102mg Garlic
Lysine 0.273mg 0.101mg Garlic
Methionine 0.076mg 0.02mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183mg 0.061mg Garlic
Valine 0.291mg 0.069mg Garlic
Histidine 0.113mg 0.04mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.014g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249g 0.117g Garlic

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garlic 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
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

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.

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.