Carrot Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-07-13

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Carrot


Overview of Carrot Nutrition

Scientific Name: Daucus carota


Order: Apiales


Family: Apiaceae


Carrots (Daucus carota) are a vegetable with a characteristic orange color and mildly sweet flavor. This root vegetable originates from Eurasia. It contains high amounts of vitamin A (334%); more than baby carrots, pumpkins, and many other orange-colored fruits and vegetables. Baby cut carrots are pieces cut from larger carrots. Do not confuse baby carrots with baby cut carrots. Baby carrots are a cultivar of carrot that has a smaller main root. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid that gives foods, like carrots or tomatoes, an orange or red color. The liver converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which supports healthy vision and a strong immune system, plays a role in reproduction, and helps the organs in the body work properly. Beta-carotene helps protect the eyes from the sun and lowers your chances of cataracts and other eye problems, such as night blindness. Alpha-carotene also has provitamin A activity. Like other carotenoids, it has antioxidant and possibly anti-carcinogenic properties, and may enhance immune function as well. Carrots have a wealth of antioxidants and offer many health benefits. Carrots have two main types of antioxidants: carotenoids and anthocyanins (carrots with a purple color). Antioxidants fight off harmful free radicals in the body and keep blood pressure in check. The fiber (11%) in carrots helps with constipation, weight management, lowers the chance of heart disease, and keeps blood sugar levels under control. Carrots are an excellent nutritious snack for children.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 41 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 9.58 g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.80 g 11%
Sugars 4.74 g
Starch 1.43 g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.24 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.10 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.10 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.00 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.93 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
0.01 g
  • Threonine
0.19 g
  • Isoleucine
0.08 g
  • Leucine
0.10 g
  • Lysine
0.10 g
  • Methionine
0.02 g
  • Cystine
0.08 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.06 g
  • Tyrosine
0.04 g
  • Valine
0.07 g
  • Arginine
0.09 g
  • Histidine
0.04 g
  • Alanine
0.11 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.19 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.37 g
  • Glycine
0.05 g
  • Proline
0.05 g
  • Serine
0.05 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 5.90 mg 10%
Thiamin 0.07 mg 5%
Riboflavin 0.06 mg 4%
Niacin 0.98 mg 5%
Pantothenic Acid 0.27 mg 3%
Vitamin B6 0.14 mg 7%
Folate, total 19.00 mg 5%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
19.00 mcg
Choline 8.80 mg
Betaine 0.40 mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 16700.00 IU 334%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
835.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
8285.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
3477.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 1.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 256.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.99 IU 3%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.66 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
0.01 mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 13.20 mcg 17%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 33.00 mg 3%
Iron 0.30 mg 2%
Magnesium 12.00 mg 3%
Phosphorus 35.00 mg 4%
Potassium 320.00 mg 9%
Sodium 69.00 mg 3%
Zinc 0.24 mg 2%
Copper 0.04 mg 2%
Manganese 0.14 mg 7%
Selenium 0.10 mcg 0%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride 3.20 mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount
Flavan-3-ols
  • (+)-Catechin
0.00 mg
  • (-)-Epigallocatechin
0.00 mg
  • (-)-Epicatechin
0.00 mg
  • (-)-Epicatechin-3-gallate
0.00 mg
  • (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate
0.00 mg
  • (+)-Gallocatechin
0.00 mg
Flavones
  • Apigenin
0.00 mg
  • Luteolin
0.10 mg
Flavonols
  • Isorhamnetin
0.00 mg
  • Kaempferol
0.20 mg
  • Myricetin
0.00 mg
  • Quercetin
0.20 mg
Isoflavones
  • Daidzein
0.00 mg
  • Genistein
0.00 mg
  • Glycitein
0.00 mg
  • Isoflavones, total
0.00 mg
  • Biochanin A
0.00 mg
  • Formononetin
0.00 mg
  • Coumestrol
0.00 mg
Proanthocyanidins
  • Proanthocyanidin Dimers
0.00 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin Trimers
0.00 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers
0.00 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers
0.00 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin Polymers (>10mers)
0.00 mg


Others
Name Amount
Water 88.29 g
Ash 0.97 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.