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Vegetable vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Vegetable and Carrot different?

  • Vegetable is richer in Manganese, Vitamin K, Iron, and Fiber, while Carrot is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 69% more than Vegetable.
  • Vegetable contains 3 times more Choline than Carrot. Vegetable contains 24.1mg of Choline, while Carrot contains 8.8mg.

Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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
Contains more Iron +173.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -49.3%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +89.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +173.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -49.3%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Potassium +89.3%

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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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +78%
Contains more Vitamin C +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +290.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Folate - 19
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
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 B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +78%
Contains more Vitamin C +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +290.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Folate - 19

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable Carrot Opinion
Calories 65kcal 41kcal Vegetable
Protein 2.86g 0.93g Vegetable
Fats 0.15g 0.24g Carrot
Vitamin C 3.2mg 5.9mg Carrot
Net carbs 8.69g 6.78g Vegetable
Carbs 13.09g 9.58g Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.82mg 0.3mg Vegetable
Calcium 25mg 33mg Carrot
Potassium 169mg 320mg Carrot
Magnesium 22mg 12mg Vegetable
Sugar 3.12g 4.74g Vegetable
Fiber 4.4g 2.8g Vegetable
Copper 0.083mg 0.045mg Vegetable
Zinc 0.49mg 0.24mg Vegetable
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Phosphorus 51mg 35mg Vegetable
Sodium 35mg 69mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 4277IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.066mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.058mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.151mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.138mg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.5µg 13.2µg Vegetable
Folate 19µg 19µg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.031g 0.037g Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.014g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072g 0.117g Carrot
Tryptophan 0.029mg 0.012mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.115mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.139mg 0.077mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.19mg 0.102mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.17mg 0.101mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.034mg 0.02mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12mg 0.061mg Vegetable
Valine 0.149mg 0.069mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.073mg 0.04mg Vegetable
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Vegetable 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
36
Vegetable
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
17
Vegetable
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
17%
Vegetable
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Vegetable
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Vegetable
Vegetable contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.