Welcome to the vitamin a content in 11 different types of carrots, ranging from 852 to 558 mcg per 100g. The basic value from the general description of carrots is Carrots, raw which in 100g contains 835 mcg of vitamin a. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 41 kcal (2% RDA), the amount of Protein is 0.93 g (2% RDA), the amount of Fat is 0.24 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 9.58 g (7% RDA).

For the food Carrots, raw the typical serving size is 1 cup chopped (or 128 g) which contains 1068.8 mcg of Vitamin A. For this serving the Calories content is 52.48 kcal, the Protein content is 1.19 g, the Fat content is 0.31 g and the Carbohydrate content is 12.26 g.

This list of 11 types of carrots, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt through to Carrots, canned, no salt added, drained solids where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional vitamin a content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how much vitamin a in carrots.

Vitamin a Levels

The level of vitamin a can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The total number of frozen food items is 3. The highest amount of vitamin a from the 3 frozen items is in Carrots, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt where the vitamin a content is 846 mcg per 100g. The number of food items classified as canned is 4 items. The highest amount of vitamin a from the 4 canned items is in Carrots, canned, regular pack, solids and liquids where the level is 613 mcg per 100g.The total food items which are raw is 2 items. The highest amount of vitamin a from the 2 raw items is in Carrots, raw where the content is 835 mcg per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 4 items. The highest amount of vitamin a from the 4 cooked items is in Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt where the amount is 852 mcg per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked carrots shows that cooking can change the levels of vitamin a by 17 mcg in a 100g serving.

The list below gives the total vitamin a content in the 11 items from the general description 'carrots' each of which show the vitamin a amount as well as Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 11 food items are shown in the graph below, to give a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.

carrots vitamin a per 100g

Average Content for carrots

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of vitamin a contained in 100g of carrots, based on the list below of 11 different items under the general description of carrots, is 719.82 mcg of vitamin a. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 32.00 kcal, the average amount of Protein is 0.68 g, the average amount of Fat is 0.29 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is 7.22 g.

Median Amount

The median value of Vitamin A is found in Carrots, frozen, unprepared which in 100g contains 710 mcg of Vitamin A. For this serving the amount of Calories is 36 kcal, the amount of Protein is 0.78 g, the amount of Fat is 0.46 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 7.9 g.

Highest vitamin a Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 11 different carrots nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of vitamin a is found in Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt which contains 852 mcg of vitamin a per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 35 kcal, the Protein content is 0.76 g, the Fat content is 0.18 g, the Carbohydrate content is 8.22 g.

The lowest amount of vitamin a is in Carrots, canned, no salt added, drained solids which in 100g contains 558 mcg of vitamin a. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 25 kcal, the amount of Protein is 0.64 g, the amount of Fat is 0.19 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 5.54 g.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a vitamin a range of 294 mcg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 10 kcal for Calories, 0.12 g for Protein, 0.01 g for Fat, 2.68 g for Carbohydrate.

Highest Amount of vitamin a per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high vitamin a foods in your diet. For example 100g of Carrots, raw contains 835 mcg of vitamin a. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the vitamin a nutritional content.

The food with the highest vitamin a content per typical serving is Carrots, frozen, unprepared which contains 2016.4 mcg in 1 package (10 oz) (or 284 g). For this serving the Calories content is 102.24 kcal, the Protein content is 2.22 g, the Fat content is 1.31 g and the Carbohydrate content is 22.44 g.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing vitamin a which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of foods high in vitamin a.


Carrots List, vitamin a Content per 100g

1. Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A (%RDA)Calories (%RDA)Carbohydrate (%RDA)Fat (%RDA)Protein (%RDA)
  For a 100g serving :
  852 mcg35 kcal (2%)8.22 g (6%)0.18 g (0%)0.76 g (2%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 tbsp (or 9.7g):
   82.64 mcg 3.4 kcal (0%) 0.8 g (1%) 0.02 g (0%) 0.07 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes .5 cup slices (or 78g):
  664.56 mcg 27.3 kcal (1%) 6.41 g (5%) 0.14 g (0%) 0.59 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 carrot (or 46g):
  391.92 mcg 16.1 kcal (1%) 3.78 g (3%) 0.08 g (0%) 0.35 g (1%)
2. Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  852 mcg35 kcal (2%)8.22 g (6%)0.18 g (0%)0.76 g (2%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 tbsp (or 9.7g):
   82.64 mcg 3.4 kcal (0%) 0.8 g (1%) 0.02 g (0%) 0.07 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes .5 cup slices (or 78g):
  664.56 mcg 27.3 kcal (1%) 6.41 g (5%) 0.14 g (0%) 0.59 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 carrot (or 46g):
  391.92 mcg 16.1 kcal (1%) 3.78 g (3%) 0.08 g (0%) 0.35 g (1%)
3. Carrots, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  846 mcg37 kcal (2%)7.73 g (6%)0.68 g (1%)0.58 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and sliced (or 146g):
   1235.16 mcg 54.02 kcal (3%) 11.29 g (9%) 0.99 g (2%) 0.85 g (2%)
4. Carrots, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  846 mcg37 kcal (2%)7.73 g (6%)0.68 g (1%)0.58 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup slices (or 146g):
   1235.16 mcg 54.02 kcal (3%) 11.29 g (9%) 0.99 g (2%) 0.85 g (2%)
5. Carrots, raw - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  835 mcg41 kcal (2%)9.58 g (7%)0.24 g (0%)0.93 g (2%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup chopped (or 128g):
   1068.8 mcg 52.48 kcal (3%) 12.26 g (9%) 0.31 g (0%) 1.19 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup grated (or 110g):
  918.5 mcg 45.1 kcal (2%) 10.54 g (8%) 0.26 g (0%) 1.02 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup strips or slices (or 122g):
  1018.7 mcg 50.02 kcal (3%) 11.69 g (9%) 0.29 g (0%) 1.13 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 large (7-1/4" to 8-/1/2" long) (or 72g):
  601.2 mcg 29.52 kcal (1%) 6.9 g (5%) 0.17 g (0%) 0.67 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 medium (or 61g):
  509.35 mcg 25.01 kcal (1%) 5.84 g (4%) 0.15 g (0%) 0.57 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 small (5-1/2" long) (or 50g):
  417.5 mcg 20.5 kcal (1%) 4.79 g (4%) 0.12 g (0%) 0.47 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (or 3g):
  25.05 mcg 1.23 kcal (0%) 0.29 g (0%) 0.01 g (0%) 0.03 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 strip large (3" long) (or 7g):
  58.45 mcg 2.87 kcal (0%) 0.67 g (1%) 0.02 g (0%) 0.07 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 strip medium (or 4g):
  33.4 mcg 1.64 kcal (0%) 0.38 g (0%) 0.01 g (0%) 0.04 g (0%)
6. Carrots, frozen, unprepared - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  710 mcg36 kcal (2%)7.9 g (6%)0.46 g (1%)0.78 g (2%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 package (10 oz) (or 284g):
   2016.4 mcg 102.24 kcal (5%) 22.44 g (17%) 1.31 g (2%) 2.22 g (4%)
  Other serving sizes .5 cup slices (or 64g):
  454.4 mcg 23.04 kcal (1%) 5.06 g (4%) 0.29 g (0%) 0.5 g (1%)
7. Carrots, baby, raw - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  690 mcg35 kcal (2%)8.24 g (6%)0.13 g (0%)0.64 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 large (or 15g):
   103.5 mcg 5.25 kcal (0%) 1.24 g (1%) 0.02 g (0%) 0.1 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 medium (or 10g):
  69 mcg 3.5 kcal (0%) 0.82 g (1%) 0.01 g (0%) 0.06 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 NLEA serving (or 85g):
  586.5 mcg 29.75 kcal (1%) 7 g (5%) 0.11 g (0%) 0.54 g (1%)
8. Carrots, canned, regular pack, solids and liquids - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  613 mcg23 kcal (1%)5.37 g (4%)0.14 g (0%)0.58 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of .5 cup slices (or 123g):
   753.99 mcg 28.29 kcal (1%) 6.61 g (5%) 0.17 g (0%) 0.71 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (303 x 406) (or 454g):
  2783.02 mcg 104.42 kcal (5%) 24.38 g (19%) 0.64 g (1%) 2.63 g (5%)
9. Carrots, canned, regular pack, drained solids - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  558 mcg25 kcal (1%)5.54 g (4%)0.19 g (0%)0.64 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and mashed (or 228g):
   1272.24 mcg 57 kcal (3%) 12.63 g (10%) 0.43 g (1%) 1.46 g (3%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup and sliced (or 146g):
  814.68 mcg 36.5 kcal (2%) 8.09 g (6%) 0.28 g (0%) 0.93 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (or 2.8g):
  15.62 mcg 0.7 kcal (0%) 0.16 g (0%) 0.01 g (0%) 0.02 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (303 x 406) (or 284g):
  1584.72 mcg 71 kcal (4%) 15.73 g (12%) 0.54 g (1%) 1.82 g (4%)
10. Carrots, canned, no salt added, solids and liquids - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  558 mcg23 kcal (1%)5.36 g (4%)0.14 g (0%)0.59 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of .5 cup slices (or 123g):
   686.34 mcg 28.29 kcal (1%) 6.59 g (5%) 0.17 g (0%) 0.73 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (303 x 406) (or 454g):
  2533.32 mcg 104.42 kcal (5%) 24.33 g (19%) 0.64 g (1%) 2.68 g (5%)
11. Carrots, canned, no salt added, drained solids - Vitamin A
  Vitamin A Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  558 mcg25 kcal (1%)5.54 g (4%)0.19 g (0%)0.64 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and mashed (or 228g):
   1272.24 mcg 57 kcal (3%) 12.63 g (10%) 0.43 g (1%) 1.46 g (3%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup and sliced (or 146g):
  814.68 mcg 36.5 kcal (2%) 8.09 g (6%) 0.28 g (0%) 0.93 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (or 2.8g):
  15.62 mcg 0.7 kcal (0%) 0.16 g (0%) 0.01 g (0%) 0.02 g (0%)