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Tomato vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomato and Carrot

  • Tomato has more Vitamin C, however Carrot is higher in Vitamin A and Fiber.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 88% more than Tomato.
  • Tomato has 2 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. While Tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C, Carrot has only 5.9mg.
  • Tomato has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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
Tomato
2
:
6
Carrot
Contains more Copper +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Copper +31.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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
Tomato
1
:
9
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1905.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.1%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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 +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1905.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.1%
Contains more Folate +26.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Tomato
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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 the food
Protein
5%
Tomato
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tomato Carrot
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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 Sugars?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sugars (difference - 2.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tomato Carrot Opinion
Calories 18 41 Carrot
Protein 0.88 0.93 Carrot
Fats 0.2 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 13.7 5.9 Tomato
Carbs 3.89 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.3 Carrot
Calcium 10 33 Carrot
Potassium 237 320 Carrot
Magnesium 11 12 Carrot
Sugars 2.63 4.74 Tomato
Fiber 1.2 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.059 0.045 Tomato
Zinc 0.17 0.24 Carrot
Starch 0 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 24 35 Carrot
Sodium 5 69 Tomato
Vitamin A 833 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.54 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.594 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.089 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.9 13.2 Carrot
Folate 15 19 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.037 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031 0.014 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.006 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.027 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.018 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.025 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.027 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.006 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.027 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.018 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.014 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 1.37 0.55 Tomato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.