Pears vs. Carrots

Nutrition comparison of Pears and Carrots


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

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

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

  • Both pears and carrots are high in dietary fiber.
  • Carrot has 51% less sugar than pear.
  • Carrot has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A and potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of pears 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: Pears (Pears, raw) and Carrots (Carrots, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Pears and carrots contain similar amounts of calories - pear has 57 calories per 100 grams and carrot has 41 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, pears is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to carrots for fat. Pears has a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:2 and for carrots, 9:87:4 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Pears Carrots
Protein 2% 9%
Carbohydrates 96% 87%
Fat 2% 4%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Pears and carrots contain similar amounts carbs - pear has 15.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and carrot has 9.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both pears and carrots are high in dietary fiber. Pear has 11% more dietary fiber than carrot - pear has 3.1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and carrot has 2.8g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Carrot has 51% less sugar than pear - pear has 9.8g of sugar per 100 grams and carrot has 4.7g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Pears and carrots contain similar amounts of protein - pear has 0.36g of protein per 100 grams and carrot has 0.93g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pears and carrots contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - pear has 4.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and carrot has 5.9mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 834 times more Vitamin A than pear - pear has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and carrot has 835ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Pears and carrots contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pear has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Pears and carrots contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - pear has 4.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and carrot has 13.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Pears Carrots
Thiamin 0.012 MG 0.066 MG
Riboflavin 0.026 MG 0.058 MG
Niacin 0.161 MG 0.983 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.049 MG 0.273 MG
Vitamin B6 0.029 MG 0.138 MG
Folate 7 UG 19 UG

Minerals

calcium

Carrot has 267% more calcium than pear - pear has 9mg of calcium per 100 grams and carrot has 33mg of calcium.

iron

Pears and carrots contain similar amounts of iron - pear has 0.18mg of iron per 100 grams and carrot has 0.3mg of iron.

potassium

Carrot is an excellent source of potassium and it has 176% more potassium than pear - pear has 116mg of potassium per 100 grams and carrot has 320mg 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, pear has more isorhamnetin and quercetin than carrot per 100 grams, however, carrot contains more kaempferol than pear per 100 grams.

Pears Carrots
isorhamnetin 0.3 mg ~
Quercetin 0.84 mg 0.21 mg
luteolin ~ 0.11 mg
kaempferol ~ 0.24 mg
myricetin ~ 0.04 mg

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,

Pears Carrots
beta-carotene 14 UG 8285 UG
alpha-carotene 1 UG 3477 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 44 UG 256 UG
lycopene ~ 1 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Pears Carrots
alpha linoleic acid 0.001 G 0.002 G
Total 0.001 G 0.002 G

omega 6s

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

Pears Carrots
linoleic acid 0.093 G 0.1 G
Total 0.093 G 0.1 G



Customize your serving size


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: Pears (Pears, raw) and Carrots (Carrots, raw) .

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