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Radish vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Radish and Carrot

  • Radish has more Vitamin C, however Carrot is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 93% more than Radish.
  • Radish has 3 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. While Radish has 14.8mg of Vitamin C, Carrot has only 5.9mg.
  • Radish has less Sugar.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Radishes, raw 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
Radish
4
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4
Carrot
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -43.5%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 21% 8% 17% 8% 9% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -43.5%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
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
Radish
2
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8
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +150.8%
Contains more Folate +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +238557.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +915.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 1% 0% 0% 3% 9% 5% 10% 17% 0% 4% 19%
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 +150.8%
Contains more Folate +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +238557.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +915.4%

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
10
Radish
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
11
Radish
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
4%
Radish
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
3%
Radish
10%
Carrot
Fats
0%
Radish
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.
Radish Carrot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Radish 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?
Radish
Radish is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Radish
Radish contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Radish
Radish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radish
Radish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Radish
Radish is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Radish Carrot Opinion
Calories 16 41 Carrot
Protein 0.68 0.93 Carrot
Fats 0.1 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 14.8 5.9 Radish
Carbs 3.4 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.3 Radish
Calcium 25 33 Carrot
Potassium 233 320 Carrot
Magnesium 10 12 Carrot
Sugar 1.86 4.74 Radish
Fiber 1.6 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.05 0.045 Radish
Zinc 0.28 0.24 Radish
Starch 0 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 20 35 Carrot
Sodium 39 69 Radish
Vitamin A 7 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.039 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.254 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.165 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.3 13.2 Carrot
Folate 25 19 Radish
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.037 Radish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.014 Radish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.009 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.023 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.02 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.031 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.033 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.01 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.035 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.013 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 0.71 0.55 Radish

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. Radish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169276/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.