Baby Carrots vs. Carrot Juice

Nutrition comparison of Baby Carrots and Carrot Juice


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

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

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

  • Both baby carrots and carrot juice are high in Vitamin A and potassium.
  • Baby carrot is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Carrot juice has more thiamin and Vitamin B6, however, baby carrot contains more folate.
Detailed nutritional comparison of baby carrots and carrot juice 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: Baby Carrots (Carrots, baby, raw) and Carrot Juice (Carrot juice, canned) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Baby carrots and carrot juice contain similar amounts of calories - baby carrot has 35 calories per 100 grams and carrot juice has 40 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, baby carrots is heavier in carbs and similar to carrot juice for protein and fat. Baby carrots has a macronutrient ratio of 7:91:3 and for carrot juice, 9:87:4 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Baby Carrots Carrot Juice
Protein 7% 9%
Carbohydrates 91% 87%
Fat 3% 4%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Baby carrots and carrot juice contain similar amounts of carbs - baby carrot has 8.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and carrot juice has 9.3g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Baby carrot is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 263% more dietary fiber than carrot juice - baby carrot has 2.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and carrot juice has 0.8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Baby carrots and carrot juice contain similar amounts of sugar - baby carrot has 4.8g of sugar per 100 grams and carrot juice has 3.9g of sugar.

Protein

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Baby carrots and carrot juice contain similar amounts of protein - baby carrot has 0.64g of protein per 100 grams and carrot juice has 0.95g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both baby carrots and carrot juice are low in saturated fat - baby carrot has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and carrot juice has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Carrot juice has 227% more Vitamin C than baby carrot - baby carrot has 2.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and carrot juice has 8.5mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Both baby carrots and carrot juice are high in Vitamin A. Carrot juice has 39% more Vitamin A than baby carrot - baby carrot has 690ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and carrot juice has 956ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Carrot juice has more Vitamin E than baby carrot - carrot juice has 1.2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and baby carrot does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Baby carrots and carrot juice contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - baby carrot has 9.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and carrot juice has 15.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Carrot juice has more thiamin and Vitamin B6, however, baby carrot contains more folate. Both baby carrots and carrot juice contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.

Baby Carrots Carrot Juice
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.092 MG
Riboflavin 0.036 MG 0.055 MG
Niacin 0.556 MG 0.386 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.401 MG 0.228 MG
Vitamin B6 0.105 MG 0.217 MG
Folate 27 UG 4 UG

Minerals

calcium

Baby carrot has 33% more calcium than carrot juice - baby carrot has 32mg of calcium per 100 grams and carrot juice has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Baby carrot has 93% more iron than carrot juice - baby carrot has 0.89mg of iron per 100 grams and carrot juice has 0.46mg of iron.

potassium

Both baby carrots and carrot juice are high in potassium. Carrot juice has 23% more potassium than baby carrot - baby carrot has 237mg of potassium per 100 grams and carrot juice has 292mg 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 baby carrots and carrot juice contain significant amounts of beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin.

Baby Carrots Carrot Juice
beta-carotene 6391 UG 9303 UG
alpha-carotene 3767 UG 4342 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 358 UG 333 UG
lycopene ~ 2 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both baby carrots and carrot juice contain small amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Baby Carrots Carrot Juice
alpha linoleic acid 0.008 G 0.009 G
Total 0.008 G 0.009 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both baby carrots and carrot juice contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Baby Carrots Carrot Juice
linoleic acid 0.057 G 0.061 G
Total 0.057 G 0.061 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

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Note: The specific food items compared are: Baby Carrots (Carrots, baby, raw) and Carrot Juice (Carrot juice, canned) .

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FAQ

Does baby carrots or carrot juice contain more calories in 100 grams?
Baby carrots and carrot juice contain similar amounts of calories - baby carrot has 35 calories in 100g and carrot juice has 40 calories.

Does baby carrots or carrot juice have more carbohydrates?
By weight, baby carrots and carrot juice contain similar amounts of carbs - baby carrot has 8.2g of carbs for 100g and carrot juice has 9.3g of carbohydrates.

Does baby carrots or carrot juice contain more potassium?
Both baby carrots and carrot juice are high in potassium. Carrot juice has 20% more potassium than baby carrot - baby carrot has 237mg of potassium in 100 grams and carrot juice has 292mg of potassium.

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