Avocado vs. Baby Carrots

Nutrition comparison of Avocado and Baby Carrots


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of avocado versus baby carrots (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in avocado and baby carrots:

  • Both baby carrots and avocado are high in dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Avocado has 14.8 times less sugar than baby carrot.
  • Avocado has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Baby carrot has 91.4 times less saturated fat than avocado.
  • Baby carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Detailed nutritional comparison of avocado and baby carrots is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Avocado (Avocados, raw, California) and Baby Carrots (Carrots, baby, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Avocado is high in calories and baby carrot has 79% less calories than avocado - baby carrot has 35 calories per 100 grams and avocado has 167 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, avocado is much lighter in carbs, much heavier in fat and similar to baby carrots for protein. Avocado has a macronutrient ratio of 4:19:77 and for baby carrots, 7:91:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Avocado Baby Carrots
Protein 4% 7%
Carbohydrates 19% 91%
Fat 77% 3%
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carbohydrates

Baby carrots and avocado contain similar amounts carbs - baby carrot has 8.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and avocado has 8.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both baby carrots and avocado are high in dietary fiber. Avocado has 134% more dietary fiber than baby carrot - baby carrot has 2.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and avocado has 6.8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Avocado has 14.8 times less sugar than baby carrot - baby carrot has 4.8g of sugar per 100 grams and avocado has 0.3g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Baby carrots and avocado contain similar amounts of protein - baby carrot has 0.64g of protein per 100 grams and avocado has 2g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Baby carrot has 91.4 times less saturated fat than avocado - baby carrot has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and avocado has 2.1g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Avocado has 238% more Vitamin C than baby carrot - baby carrot has 2.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and avocado has 8.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Baby carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 97 times more Vitamin A than avocado - baby carrot has 690ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and avocado has 7ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Avocado has more Vitamin E than baby carrot - avocado has 2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and baby carrot does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Baby carrots and avocado contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - baby carrot has 9.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and avocado has 21ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Avocado has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Avocado Baby Carrots
Thiamin 0.075 MG 0.03 MG
Riboflavin 0.143 MG 0.036 MG
Niacin 1.912 MG 0.556 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.463 MG 0.401 MG
Vitamin B6 0.287 MG 0.105 MG
Folate 89 UG 27 UG

Minerals

calcium

Baby carrot has 146% more calcium than avocado - baby carrot has 32mg of calcium per 100 grams and avocado has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Baby carrots and avocado contain similar amounts of iron - baby carrot has 0.89mg of iron per 100 grams and avocado has 0.61mg of iron.

potassium

Both baby carrots and avocado are high in potassium. Avocado has 114% more potassium than baby carrot - baby carrot has 237mg of potassium per 100 grams and avocado has 507mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both avocado and baby carrots contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Avocado Baby Carrots
beta-carotene 63 UG 6391 UG
alpha-carotene 24 UG 3767 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 271 UG 358 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, avocado has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than baby carrot per 100 grams.

Avocado Baby Carrots
alpha linoleic acid 0.125 G 0.008 G
Total 0.125 G 0.008 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, avocado has more linoleic acid than baby carrot per 100 grams.

Avocado Baby Carrots
linoleic acid 1.674 G 0.057 G
other omega 6 0.015 G ~
Total 1.689 G 0.057 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Avocado (Avocados, raw, California) and Baby Carrots (Carrots, baby, raw) .

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