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Ginger vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Ginger and Carrot

  • Ginger has more Copper, and Magnesium, however Carrot is richer in Vitamin A, and Vitamin K.
  • Carrot covers your daily Vitamin A needs 93% more than Ginger.
  • Carrot has 5 times less Copper than Ginger. Ginger has 0.226mg of Copper, while Carrot has 0.045mg.
  • Ginger contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Ginger root, raw and Carrots, raw.

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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
Ginger
6
:
2
Carrot
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +402.2%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.2%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +402.2%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.2%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35

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
Ginger
1
:
9
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 B6 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13100%
Contains more Folate +72.7%

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
9
Ginger
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
10%
Carrot
Fats
3%
Ginger
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.
Ginger Carrot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Ginger 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?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.166g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 Ginger Carrot Opinion
Calories 80 41 Ginger
Protein 1.82 0.93 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.24 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 5.9 Carrot
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 6.78000020980835 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 9.58 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.3 Ginger
Calcium 16 33 Carrot
Potassium 415 320 Ginger
Magnesium 43 12 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 4.74 Ginger
Fiber 2 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.226 0.045 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.24 Ginger
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 34 35 Carrot
Sodium 13 69 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.26 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.138 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 13.2 Carrot
Folate 11 19 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.014 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.117 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.012
Threonine 0.036 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.051 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.074 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.057 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.013 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.073 0.069 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.