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Orange vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Orange and Carrot

  • Orange has more Vitamin C, however Carrot has more Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Carrot is 92% higher.
  • Carrot has 9 times less Vitamin C than Orange. Orange has 53.2mg of Vitamin C, while Carrot has 5.9mg.
  • Carrot is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 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
Orange
2
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5
Carrot
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Potassium +76.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +242.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Potassium +76.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +242.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Equal in Copper - 0.045

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
Orange
3
:
7
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +801.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.8%
Contains more Folate +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +7324.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
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 +801.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.8%
Contains more Folate +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +7324.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273

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
24
Orange
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
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
6%
Orange
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Orange
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.
Orange Carrot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Orange 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 Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Carrot Opinion
Calories 47 41 Orange
Protein 0.94 0.93 Orange
Fats 0.12 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 53.2 5.9 Orange
Carbs 11.75 9.58 Orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.1 0.3 Carrot
Calcium 40 33 Orange
Potassium 181 320 Carrot
Magnesium 10 12 Carrot
Sugar 9.35 4.74 Carrot
Fiber 2.4 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.045
Zinc 0.07 0.24 Carrot
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 14 35 Carrot
Sodium 0 69 Orange
Vitamin A 225 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.18 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.066 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.282 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 13.2 Carrot
Folate 30 19 Orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.015 0.037 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.014 Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.009 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.015 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.025 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.023 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.047 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.02
Phenylalanine 0.031 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.04 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.018 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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.