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Sweet potato vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sugars (difference - 4.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
Sweet potato Arrowroot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium 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
Sweet potato Arrowroot
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
80
Sweet potato
10
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
15
Sweet potato
20
Arrowroot

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
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Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +24.8%
Contains more Iron +263.9%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.5%
Contains less Sodium -52.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +24.8%
Contains more Iron +263.9%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.5%
Contains less Sodium -52.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +74568.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.059
Contains more Vitamin C +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +74568.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.059

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
9%
Sweet potato
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Arrowroot

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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 Sweet potato Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 86 65 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.05 0.2 Arrowroot
Vitamin C 2.4 1.9 Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12 13.39 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 30 6 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 454 Arrowroot
Magnesium 25 25
Sugars 4.18 Sweet potato
Fiber 3 1.3 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.121 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 55 26 Arrowroot
Vitamin A 14187 19 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.059 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.292 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.266 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 Sweet potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.039 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.004 Arrowroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
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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