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Sweet potato vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sugars (difference - 2.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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.

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 Beetroot
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Beetroot
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
5
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
15
Sweet potato
13
Beetroot

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
:
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +101.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.5%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 325
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +101.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.5%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 325
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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +42890.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +42890.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.2%

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Beetroot

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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 Beetroot Opinion
Calories 86 43 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.05 0.17 Beetroot
Vitamin C 2.4 4.9 Beetroot
Carbs 20.12 9.56 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 30 16 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 325 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 23 Sweet potato
Sugars 4.18 6.76 Beetroot
Fiber 3 2.8 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.075 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.35 Beetroot
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 40 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 78 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187 33 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.04 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.031 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.04 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.334 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.155 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.067 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 0.2 Sweet potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.027 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.031 0.019 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.047 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 0.048 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 0.068 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 0.058 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 0.018 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.046 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.056 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 0.021 Sweet potato
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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