Carrot vs Potato: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Carrot - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Potato - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Carrot

At first glance, you can see that in carrot is much less calories than in potato.

Carrot has 41 kcal per 100g and potato 77 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 88%.

In carrot and in potato most calories came from carbs.

See tables below to compare carrot with potato in details.

Fact 2: Carrot And Potato Nutrition Difference

Potato vs Carrot: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gCarrotPotato
Calories41 77
Carbohydrates9.58 g17.49 g
Fat0.24 g0.1 g
Dietary fiber2.8 g2.1 g
Protein0.93 g2.05 g
Calcium33 mg12 mg
Iron0.3 mg0.81 mg
Magnessium12 mg23 mg
Phosphorus35 mg57 mg
Potassium320 mg425 mg
Sodium69 mg6 mg
Zink0.24 mg0.3 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.066 mg0.081 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.058 mg0.032 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.983 mg1.061 mg
Vitaminium B50.273 mg0.279 mg
Vitaminium B60.138 mg0.298 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)19 mg15 mg
Vitaminium C5.9 mg19.7 mg
Vitaminium K13.2 mg2 mg
Beta karoten8285 mg4 mg

Less protein in carrot

It is aslo easy to see see that in carrot is less protein than in potato.

There is 2.05g per 100g of potato and 0.93g per 100g of carrot so using simple math we can see that difference is about 120%.

Less carbohydrates in carrot

In carrot is less carbohydrates than in potato.

There is 17.49g/100g of carbohydrates in potato and 9.58g/100g in carrot so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 83%.

More fat in carrot

In carrot is more fats than in potato.

The tables above show us that there is 0.1g/100g of fats in potato and 0.24g/100g in carrot. In this case difference is about 140%.


  • Calories41
  • Carbohydrates9.58 g
  • Fat0.24 g
  • Dietary fiber2.8 g
  • Protein0.93 g
Carrot calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | cub | sliced

Calories source

  • 87% CARBS.
  • 8% PROTEIN
  • 5% FAT


  • Calories77
  • Carbohydrates17.49 g
  • Fat0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber2.1 g
  • Protein2.05 g
Potato calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | cup | sliced

Calories source

  • 88% CARBS
  • 10% PROTEIN
  • 1% FAT

Vitamins: potato vs carrot

Minerals: carrot vs potato

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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