Brown Rice vs. Carrots

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Brown Rice and Carrots


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in brown rice and carrots:

  • Brown rice has more thiamin and niacin, however, carrot contains more folate.
  • Carrot has signficantly more calcium than brown rice.
  • Carrot is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A and potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of brown rice and 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: Brown Rice (Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Carrots (Carrots, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Brown rice is high in calories and carrot has less calories than brown rice - brown rice has 123kcal of calories per 100 grams and carrot has 41kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Carrot is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than brown rice - brown rice has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and carrot has 2.8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Brown rice has less sugar than carrot - brown rice has 0.24g of sugar per 100 grams and carrot has 4.7g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Brown rice has more protein than carrot - brown rice has 2.7g of protein per 100 grams and carrot has 0.93g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both brown rice and carrots are low in saturated fat - brown rice has 0.26g of saturated fat per 100 grams and carrot has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Carrot has more Vitamin C than brown rice - carrot has 5.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and brown rice does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than brown rice - carrot has 835ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and brown rice does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Brown rice and carrots contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - brown rice has 0.17mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Brown rice has more thiamin and niacin, however, carrot contains more folate. Both brown rice and carrots contain significant amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Brown Rice Carrots
Thiamin 0.178 MG 0.066 MG
Riboflavin 0.069 MG 0.058 MG
Niacin 2.561 MG 0.983 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.38 MG 0.273 MG
Vitamin B6 0.123 MG 0.138 MG
Folate 9 UG 19 UG

Minerals

calcium

Carrot has signficantly more calcium than brown rice - brown rice has 3mg of calcium per 100 grams and carrot has 33mg of calcium.

iron

Brown rice and carrots contain similar amounts of iron - brown rice has 0.56mg of iron per 100 grams and carrot has 0.3mg of iron.

potassium

Carrot is an excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than brown rice - brown rice has 86mg of potassium per 100 grams and carrot has 320mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Brown Rice Carrots
alpha linoleic acid 0.011 G 0.002 G
Total 0.011 G 0.002 G

omega 6s

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

Brown Rice Carrots
other omega 6 0.004 G ~
linoleic acid 0.355 G 0.1 G
Total 0.359 G 0.1 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: Brown Rice (Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Carrots (Carrots, raw) .

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