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Carrots are a type of root vegetable. This article is a comparison of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (carbon footprints) of various carrot products. The fresh, prepared, and canned carrots listed in WikiFootprints have GHG emissions ranging from about 0.076 to 0.17 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per 100 gram serving. Fresh carrots have about half the GHG emissions of canned products.[1]

Carbon Footprint[edit]

GHG Emissions from Carrot Products
Product Carbon Footprint
per 100 g serving
(kg CO2e)[1]
East Anglian Carrots Class 1 Pack 0.076
Tesco Market Value Sliced Carrots 640g (prepared) 0.079
Yorkshire Carrots Class 1 Pack 0.079
Loose Carrots Class 1 0.080
Tesco Market Value Carrots 0.081
Carrots Class 1 Pack 0.083
Bunched Carrots 0.083
Tesco Carrot Batons 670g (prepared) 0.084
Scottish Carrots 500g 0.084
Tesco Mini Carrots 400g (prepared) 0.085
Carrots 500g Pack Class 1 0.086
Chantenay Carrots 500g 0.088
Tesco Baby Carrots in Water 300g (canned) 0.150
Tesco Sliced Carrots No Added Sugar or Salt 300g (canned) 0.160
Tesco Value Sliced Carrots 300g (canned) 0.160
Tesco Whole Carrots in Water 538g (canned) 0.160
Tesco Whole Carrots No Added Salt 300g (canned) 0.170


  1. 1.0 1.1 Product Carbon Footprint Summary. Tesco PLC, Aug. 2012. Web. 26 Nov. 2016. Archived