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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 RAE, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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 Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +76.8%
Contains more Zinc +242.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +76.8%
Contains more Zinc +242.9%
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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 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 +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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 6.78g Orange
Protein 0.94g 0.93g Orange
Fats 0.12g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 11.75g 9.58g Orange
Calories 47kcal 41kcal Orange
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 9.35g 4.74g Carrot
Fiber 2.4g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 40mg 33mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 0.3mg Carrot
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Carrot
Phosphorus 14mg 35mg Carrot
Potassium 181mg 320mg Carrot
Sodium 0mg 69mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.24mg Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.045mg
Vitamin A 225IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53.2mg 5.9mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.066mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.058mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.138mg Carrot
Folate 30µg 19µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.012mg Carrot
Threonine 0.015mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.025mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.023mg 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine 0.047mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.02mg
Phenylalanine 0.031mg 0.061mg Carrot
Valine 0.04mg 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine 0.018mg 0.04mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.037g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.014g Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange 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
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

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)

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.