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Pea vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pea and Carrot different?

  • Pea is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Folate, Phosphorus, and Vitamin K, while Carrot is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 89% more than Pea.
  • Pea contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. Pea contains 40mg of Vitamin C, while Carrot contains 5.9mg.

Peas, green, raw and Carrots, raw types were used 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
Pea
6
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2
Carrot
Contains more Iron +390%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +291.1%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +390%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +291.1%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%

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
Pea
7
:
3
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +578%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +87.9%
Contains more Folate +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2083.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +407.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
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 +578%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +87.9%
Contains more Folate +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2083.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +407.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Carrot Opinion
Calories 81kcal 41kcal Pea
Protein 5.42g 0.93g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.24g Pea
Vitamin C 40mg 5.9mg Pea
Net carbs 8.75g 6.78g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 9.58g Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.47mg 0.3mg Pea
Calcium 25mg 33mg Carrot
Potassium 244mg 320mg Carrot
Magnesium 33mg 12mg Pea
Sugar 5.67g 4.74g Carrot
Fiber 5.7g 2.8g Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.045mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.24mg Pea
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Phosphorus 108mg 35mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 69mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.066mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.058mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.983mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.138mg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 13.2µg Pea
Folate 65µg 19µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.014g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.117g Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.012mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg 0.191mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.077mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.102mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.101mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.02mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.061mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.069mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.04mg Pea
Fructose 0.39g 0.55g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Carrot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Pea
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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
33%
Pea
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
10%
Carrot
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.