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Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram
Total:0.22 kg CO₂e
220 gCO₂e
Source: literature review[1]

Carrot refers to the vegetable known as carrots. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. The information omits the carbon footprint of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The average or mean carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 0.22 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram.[1]

The main source for this carbon footprint information is a systematic literature review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The environmental impact information for carrots was obtained from 13 global warming potential (GWP) values published in 10 life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for carrots had a median of 0.2 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 0.04 to 0.5 and had a standard deviation of 0.15.[1]

Other products

The table below lists products in the vegetable category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Celery (1 kg) 0.18
Onion (1 kg) 0.18
Potato (1 kg) 0.2
Carrot (1 kg) 0.22

See also

  • Vegetables - comparison of the GHG emissions from vegetables.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783