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Shallot vs Yam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Yam
Yam contains less Sugars (difference - 7.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Shallot Yam
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot Yam
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
10
Shallot
16
Yam
Mineral Summary Score
15
Shallot
19
Yam

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
:
3
Yam
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +144.3%
Contains more Copper +102.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 55
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +144.3%
Contains more Copper +102.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 55

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
:
8
Yam
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +113.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3350%
Contains more Vitamin E +775%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.314
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +113.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3350%
Contains more Vitamin E +775%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +176%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.314

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
15%
Shallot
9%
Yam
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
28%
Yam
Fats
0%
Shallot
1%
Yam

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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 Shallot Yam Opinion
Calories 72 118 Yam
Protein 2.5 1.53 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.17 Yam
Vitamin C 8 17.1 Yam
Carbs 16.8 27.88 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.54 Shallot
Calcium 37 17 Shallot
Potassium 334 816 Yam
Magnesium 21 21
Sugars 7.87 0.5 Shallot
Fiber 3.2 4.1 Yam
Copper 0.088 0.178 Yam
Zinc 0.4 0.24 Shallot
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Phosphorus 60 55 Shallot
Sodium 12 9 Yam
Vitamin A 4 138 Yam
Vitamin E 0.04 0.35 Yam
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.112 Yam
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.032 Yam
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.552 Yam
Vitamin B5 0.29 0.314 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.345 0.293 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.8 2.3 Yam
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.037 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.006 Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.076 Yam
Tryptophan 0.028 0.012 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 0.054 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 0.052 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 0.096 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 0.059 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 0.021 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.071 Shallot
Valine 0.11 0.062 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 0.034 Shallot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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