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Beetroot vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Potato
Potato contains less Sugars (difference - 5.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato
Potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beetroot Potato
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Potato
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Beetroot
16
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
13
Beetroot
14
Potato

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
5
Potato
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.81
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.81
Equal in Magnesium - 23

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
6
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +1550%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +302%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin A +1550%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +302%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
10%
Beetroot
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Potato

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beetroot Potato Opinion
Calories 43 77 Potato
Protein 1.61 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.17 0.09 Beetroot
Vitamin C 4.9 19.7 Potato
Carbs 9.56 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.81 Potato
Calcium 16 12 Beetroot
Potassium 325 425 Potato
Magnesium 23 23
Sugars 6.76 0.82 Beetroot
Fiber 2.8 2.1 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.35 0.3 Beetroot
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 40 57 Potato
Sodium 78 6 Potato
Vitamin A 33 2 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.01 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.032 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 2 Potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.002 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.042 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.047 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.048 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.068 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.058 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.018 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.056 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.021 0.035 Potato
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