Carrots vs. Peas

Nutrition comparison of Carrots and Peas


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

We compared the nutritional contents of carrots versus peas (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Carrot has less calories than pea - carrot has 41kcal of calories per 100 grams and pea has 81kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Both carrots and peas are high in dietary fiber - carrot has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and pea has 5.7g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Carrots and peas contain similar amounts of sugar - carrot has 4.7g of sugar per 100 grams and pea has 5.7g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Pea has more protein than carrot - carrot has 0.93g of protein per 100 grams and pea has 5.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both carrots and peas are low in saturated fat - carrot has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and pea has 0.07g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pea is a excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than carrot - carrot has 5.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and pea has 40mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Carrot is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than pea - carrot has 835ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and pea has 38ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Carrots and peas contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and pea has 0.13mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Pea has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate, however, carrot contains more pantothenic acid. Both carrots and peas contain significant amounts of vitamin b6.

Carrots Peas
Thiamin 0.066 MG 0.266 MG
Riboflavin 0.058 MG 0.132 MG
Niacin 0.983 MG 2.09 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.273 MG 0.104 MG
Vitamin B6 0.138 MG 0.169 MG
Folate 19 UG 65 UG

Minerals

calcium

Carrots and peas contain similar amounts of calcium - carrot has 33mg of calcium per 100 grams and pea has 25mg of calcium.

iron

Pea has more iron than carrot - carrot has 0.3mg of iron per 100 grams and pea has 1.5mg of iron.

potassium

Both carrots and peas are high in potassium - carrot has 320mg of potassium per 100 grams and pea has 244mg 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, Carrot has more beta-carotene and alpha-carotene than pea per 100 grams, however, pea contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than carrot per 100 grams.

Carrots Peas
beta-carotene 8285 UG 449 UG
alpha-carotene 3477 UG 21 UG
lycopene 1 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 256 UG 2477 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Carrots Peas
alpha linoleic acid 0.002 G 0.035 G
Total 0.002 G 0.035 G

omega 6s

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

Carrots Peas
linoleic acid 0.1 G 0.152 G
Total 0.1 G 0.152 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: Carrots (Carrots, raw) and Peas (Peas, green, raw) .

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