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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.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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
:
1
Carrot
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +260.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +255.6%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.9%
Contains less Sodium -84.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 36% 35% 15% 54% 19% 49% 57%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +260.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +255.6%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.9%
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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 33% 16% 0% 0% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 0% 0% 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 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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Gratin 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?
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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