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Gratin vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Gratin and Carrot?

  • Gratin is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, and Calcium, yet Carrot is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 86% more.
  • Gratin has 128 times more Saturated Fat than Carrot. While Gratin has 4.733g of Saturated Fat, Carrot has only 0.037g.

We used Potatoes, au gratin, home-prepared from recipe using butter and Carrots, 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
Gratin
7
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1
Carrot
Contains more Calcium +260.6%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Copper +255.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 36% 24% 15% 49% 35% 57% 19% 54%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +260.6%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Copper +255.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.1%

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
Gratin
5
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5
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +6228%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 33% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 9% 0% 0%
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 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +6228%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gratin Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 9.47g 6.78g Gratin
Protein 5.06g 0.93g Gratin
Fats 7.59g 0.24g Gratin
Carbs 11.27g 9.58g Gratin
Calories 132kcal 41kcal Gratin
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar g 4.74g Gratin
Fiber 1.8g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 119mg 33mg Gratin
Iron 0.64mg 0.3mg Gratin
Magnesium 20mg 12mg Gratin
Phosphorus 113mg 35mg Gratin
Potassium 396mg 320mg Gratin
Sodium 433mg 69mg Carrot
Zinc 0.69mg 0.24mg Gratin
Copper 0.16mg 0.045mg Gratin
Vitamin A 264IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 9.9mg 5.9mg Gratin
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.058mg Gratin
Vitamin B3 0.993mg 0.983mg Gratin
Vitamin B5 0.387mg 0.273mg Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.174mg 0.138mg Gratin
Folate 11µg 19µg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.012mg Gratin
Threonine 0.192mg 0.191mg Gratin
Isoleucine 0.284mg 0.077mg Gratin
Leucine 0.443mg 0.102mg Gratin
Lysine 0.381mg 0.101mg Gratin
Methionine 0.117mg 0.02mg Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.254mg 0.061mg Gratin
Valine 0.325mg 0.069mg Gratin
Histidine 0.151mg 0.04mg Gratin
Cholesterol 23mg 0mg Carrot
Trans Fat g 0g Gratin
Saturated Fat 4.733g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 2.149g 0.014g Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.276g 0.117g Gratin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Gratin 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
15
Gratin
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
36
Gratin
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
30%
Gratin
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
11%
Gratin
10%
Carrot
Fats
35%
Gratin
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.74g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Gratin
Gratin is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gratin
Gratin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.696g)
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. Gratin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170442/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.