Mint vs. Carrots

Nutrition comparison of Mint and Carrots


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

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

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

  • Both carrots and mint are high in Vitamin A, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Mint has more riboflavin and folate.
  • Mint is an excellent source of Vitamin C, calcium and iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mint 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: Mint (Peppermint, fresh) and Carrots (Carrots, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Carrot has 41% less calories than mint - carrot has 41 calories per 100 grams and mint has 70 calories.

Mint Carrots
Protein ~ 9%
Carbohydrates ~ 87%
Fat ~ 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Carrots and mint contain similar amounts of carbs - carrot has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and mint has 14.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both carrots and mint are high in dietary fiber. Mint has 186% more dietary fiber than carrot - carrot has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mint has 8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Mint has less sugar than carrot - carrot has 4.7g of sugar per 100 grams and mint does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Mint has 303% more protein than carrot - carrot has 0.93g of protein per 100 grams and mint has 3.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both carrots and mint are low in saturated fat - carrot has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mint has 0.25g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Mint is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 439% more Vitamin C than carrot - carrot has 5.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mint has 31.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Both carrots and mint are high in Vitamin A. Carrot has 294% more Vitamin A than mint - carrot has 835ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mint has 212ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Carrot has more Vitamin E than mint - carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mint does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Carrot has more Vitamin K than mint - carrot has 13.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mint does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Mint has more riboflavin and folate. Both mint and carrots contain significant amounts of thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Mint Carrots
Thiamin 0.082 MG 0.066 MG
Riboflavin 0.266 MG 0.058 MG
Niacin 1.706 MG 0.983 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.338 MG 0.273 MG
Vitamin B6 0.129 MG 0.138 MG
Folate 114 UG 19 UG

Minerals

calcium

Mint is an excellent source of calcium and it has 636% more calcium than carrot - carrot has 33mg of calcium per 100 grams and mint has 243mg of calcium.

iron

Mint is an excellent source of iron and it has 15 times more iron than carrot - carrot has 0.3mg of iron per 100 grams and mint has 5.1mg of iron.

potassium

Both carrots and mint are high in potassium. Mint has 78% more potassium than carrot - carrot has 320mg of potassium per 100 grams and mint has 569mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, mint has more apigenin and luteolin than carrot per 100 grams, however, carrot contains more kaempferol and quercetin than mint per 100 grams.

Mint Carrots
apigenin 5.39 mg ~
luteolin 12.66 mg 0.11 mg
kaempferol ~ 0.24 mg
myricetin ~ 0.04 mg
Quercetin ~ 0.21 mg

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Mint Carrots
alpha linoleic acid 0.435 G 0.002 G
Total 0.435 G 0.002 G

omega 6s

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

Mint Carrots
linoleic acid 0.069 G 0.1 G
Total 0.069 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: Mint (Peppermint, fresh) and Carrots (Carrots, raw) .

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FAQ

Does carrots or mint contain more calories in 100 grams?
Carrot has 40% less calories than mint - carrot has 41 calories in 100g and mint has 70 calories.

Does carrots or mint have more carbohydrates?
By weight, carrots and mint contain similar amounts of carbs - carrot has 9.6g of carbs for 100g and mint has 14.9g of carbohydrates.

Does carrots or mint contain more calcium?
Mint is a rich source of calcium and it has 640% more calcium than carrot - carrot has 33mg of calcium in 100 grams and mint has 243mg of calcium.

Does carrots or mint contain more iron?
Mint is an abundant source of iron and it has 15 times more iron than carrot - carrot has 0.3mg of iron in 100 grams and mint has 5.1mg of iron.

Does carrots or mint contain more potassium?
Both carrots and mint are high in potassium. Mint has 80% more potassium than carrot - carrot has 320mg of potassium in 100 grams and mint has 569mg of potassium.

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