Carrot nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Carrot Glycemic index (GI)
The glycemic index of vegetables may change depending on the country where they grow.
According to the numbers from The International Tables of Glycemic Index and based on the mean of five studies, the glycemic index of carrots is about 39.
The glycemic index of a raw carrot from Australia is 35±5 .
Another research shows that carrots from Bangladesh have a glycemic index of 23 . Carrots from Romania have the lowest glycemic index, equal to 16 .
The GI for boiled carrots falls in the range of 32±8. The GI of freshly made carrot juice from Australia falls in the range of 43±3 .
Carrot cake, prepared with coconut flour, has a glycemic index of 39, whereas carrot muffins have a higher glycemic index. It is about 59 .
Carrot is a non-starchy vegetable. For people with diabetes, non-starchy vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. A medium-sized carrot contains only 4 grams of carbs. Foods low in carbs and low on the glycemic index tend not to impact blood sugar levels positively.
According to the African study, carrots contain potent antioxidants, which demonstrated α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities in type 2 diabetes .
You can find the glycemic index chart for more than three hundred foods and beverages by following the link.
- Glycemic index determination of vegetable and fruits in healthy Bangladeshi subjects
Important nutritional characteristics for Carrot
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Protein quality breakdown
Fat type information
Carbohydrate type breakdown
Fiber content ratio for Carrot
All nutrients for Carrot per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Net carbs||N/A||52%||6.78g||8 times less than Chocolate|
|Protein||2%||86%||0.93g||3 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||0%||86%||0.24g||138.8 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||3%||49%||9.58g||2.9 times less than Rice|
|Calories||2%||90%||41kcal||1.1 times less than Orange|
|Starch||1%||96%||1.43g||10.7 times less than Potato|
|Fructose||1%||88%||0.55g||10.7 times less than Apple|
|Sugar||N/A||49%||4.74g||1.9 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||11%||28%||2.8g||1.2 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||3%||42%||33mg||3.8 times less than Milk|
|Iron||4%||85%||0.3mg||8.7 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||3%||79%||12mg||11.7 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||5%||82%||35mg||5.2 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||9%||32%||320mg||2.2 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||3%||58%||69mg||7.1 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||2%||82%||0.24mg||26.3 times less than Beef|
|Copper||5%||83%||0.05mg||3.2 times less than Shiitake|
|Vitamin A||334%||9%||16706IU||Equal to Carrot|
|Vitamin E||4%||52%||0.66mg||2.2 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin C||7%||28%||5.9mg||9 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||6%||64%||0.07mg||4 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||4%||79%||0.06mg||2.2 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||6%||69%||0.98mg||9.7 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||5%||76%||0.27mg||4.1 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||11%||57%||0.14mg||1.2 times more than Oat|
|Folate||5%||49%||19µg||3.2 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||11%||49%||13.2µg||7.7 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||95%||0.01mg||25.4 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||84%||0.19mg||3.8 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||92%||0.08mg||11.9 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||93%||0.1mg||23.8 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||91%||0.1mg||4.5 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||93%||0.02mg||4.8 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||93%||0.06mg||11 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0%||93%||0.07mg||29.4 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||92%||0.04mg||18.7 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||0%||88%||0.04g||159.3 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||N/A||91%||0.01g||699.9 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||N/A||84%||0.12g||403.2 times less than Walnut|
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Carrot nutrition infographic
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.