Carrot can be consumed in different forms such as pickled carrots, boiled, steamed, fried and even raw. The calorie content in each of these forms is different. Carrots come in different sizes and its calorie content also differs based on its size. Calories in a boiled or steamed carrot are almost the same where as it differs to a great extent in a raw carrot. An average sized steamed or boiled carrot has around 3-4 calories, one cup (that is around 4.5 oz) of sliced steamed or boiled carrots has 54 calories. Whereas the calorie content in a medium sized raw carrot is 4 calories, a large sized carrot is 5 calories, 1 cup of raw grated carrots have 45 calories, 1 cup of chopped raw carrots has 52 calories, 1 oz of raw carrot has around 10 calories, 3 and half oz of raw carrot has 35 calories and 7 oz of raw carrot has 60 calories. Each ounce of raw baby carrot has around 10 calories and each ounce of raw mature carrot has around 2 calories.
Carrots are also a good source of Vitamins especially if you consume carrot juice it would give you all the Vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Carrot also provides a good amount of Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Organic Sodium, Biotin and certain other minerals.
Carrots also contain a lot of Phytonutrients such as Lycopene, Xanthophylls, Zeaxanthin and Lutein which help in fighting against various diseases. Carrots are a good source of proteins too which are required for the smooth functioning of various body organs. The content of the mentioned nutrients and micronutrients may vary depending upon a size of the carrot. It may even differ based on the form in which it is consumed.