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Lettuce vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
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4
Carrot
Contains more Iron +186.7%
Contains less Sodium -59.4%
Contains more Potassium +64.9%
Contains more Copper +55.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Contains more Iron +186.7%
Contains less Sodium -59.4%
Contains more Potassium +64.9%
Contains more Copper +55.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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
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5
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +856.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Contains more Vitamin C +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +856.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
85
Lettuce
97
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lettuce
10
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 the food
Protein
8%
Lettuce
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Lettuce
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lettuce Carrot
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Lettuce 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 contains less Sugars?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sugars (difference - 3.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lettuce Carrot Opinion
Calories 15 41 Carrot
Protein 1.36 0.93 Lettuce
Fats 0.15 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 9.2 5.9 Lettuce
Carbs 2.87 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.3 Lettuce
Calcium 36 33 Lettuce
Potassium 194 320 Carrot
Magnesium 13 12 Lettuce
Sugars 0.78 4.74 Carrot
Fiber 1.3 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.029 0.045 Carrot
Zinc 0.18 0.24 Carrot
Starch 0 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 29 35 Carrot
Sodium 28 69 Lettuce
Vitamin A 7405 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.22 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.066 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.058 Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.375 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.134 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 13.2 Lettuce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 0.037 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.009 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.059 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.084 0.077 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.084 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.016 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.055 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.07 0.069 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 0.04 Carrot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.