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Artichoke vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Artichoke and Potato different?

  • Artichoke is higher in Copper, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin K, Magnesium, and Iron, however Potato is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Potato is 14% higher.
  • Artichoke contains 7 times more Vitamin K than Potato. While Artichoke contains 14.8µg of Vitamin K, Potato contains only 2µg.

Artichokes, (globe or french), raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +266.7%
Contains more Iron +58%
Contains more Magnesium +160.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Potassium +14.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 48% 43% 39% 33% 13% 14% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +58%
Contains more Magnesium +160.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Potassium +14.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%

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
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Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +550%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +640%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.061
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 39% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 51% 0% 37%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +550%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +640%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.061

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Potato Opinion
Net carbs 5.11g 15.39g Potato
Protein 3.27g 2.05g Artichoke
Fats 0.15g 0.09g Artichoke
Carbs 10.51g 17.49g Potato
Calories 47kcal 77kcal Potato
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Fructose g 0.26g Potato
Sugar 0.99g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 5.4g 2.1g Artichoke
Calcium 44mg 12mg Artichoke
Iron 1.28mg 0.81mg Artichoke
Magnesium 60mg 23mg Artichoke
Phosphorus 90mg 57mg Artichoke
Potassium 370mg 425mg Potato
Sodium 94mg 6mg Potato
Zinc 0.49mg 0.3mg Artichoke
Copper 0.231mg 0.11mg Artichoke
Vitamin A 13IU 2IU Artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.01mg Artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 19.7mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.081mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.032mg Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046mg 1.061mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.295mg Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 68µg 15µg Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.8µg 2µg Artichoke
Tryptophan mg 0.021mg Potato
Threonine mg 0.067mg Potato
Isoleucine mg 0.066mg Potato
Leucine mg 0.098mg Potato
Lysine mg 0.107mg Potato
Methionine mg 0.032mg Potato
Phenylalanine mg 0.081mg Potato
Valine mg 0.103mg Potato
Histidine mg 0.035mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.036g 0.025g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.002g Artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.042g Artichoke

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
19
Artichoke
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
20
Potato

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 food.
Protein
20%
Artichoke
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Artichoke
0%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 88mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/nutrients
  2. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.