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Shallot vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Shallot and Carrot

  • Shallot has more Vitamin B6, Iron, and Manganese, while Carrot has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin K.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 93% higher.
  • Carrot contains 4 times less Iron than Shallot. Shallot contains 1.2mg of Iron, while Carrot contains 0.3mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Shallots, 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
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Carrot
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +95.6%
Equal in Potassium - 320
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +95.6%
Equal in Potassium - 320

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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6
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Folate +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +417550%
Contains more Vitamin E +1550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
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 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
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 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Folate +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +417550%
Contains more Vitamin E +1550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
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.
Shallot Carrot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 6.78g Shallot
Protein 2.5g 0.93g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 16.8g 9.58g Shallot
Calories 72kcal 41kcal Shallot
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 7.87g 4.74g Carrot
Fiber 3.2g 2.8g Shallot
Calcium 37mg 33mg Shallot
Iron 1.2mg 0.3mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Shallot
Phosphorus 60mg 35mg Shallot
Potassium 334mg 320mg Shallot
Sodium 12mg 69mg Shallot
Zinc 0.4mg 0.24mg Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.045mg Shallot
Vitamin A 4IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 5.9mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.058mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.273mg Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.138mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 19µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.012mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.077mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.102mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.101mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.02mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.061mg Shallot
Valine 0.11mg 0.069mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.04mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.037g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.014g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shallot 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
15
Shallot
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
10%
Carrot
Fats
0%
Shallot
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shallot
Shallot contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Shallot
Shallot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.13g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.