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Artichoke vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Artichoke and Sweet potato

  • Artichoke is richer in Folate, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Fiber, Copper, Iron and Magnesium, yet Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Sweet potato is 79% higher.
  • Artichoke contains 8 times more Vitamin K than Sweet potato. Artichoke contains 14.8µg of Vitamin K, while Sweet potato contains 1.8µg.

Food types used in this article are Artichokes, (globe or french), raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared.

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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
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Contains more Iron +109.8%
Contains more Calcium +46.7%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +53%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.5%
Equal in Potassium - 337
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 14% 33% 43% 77% 14% 39% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains more Iron +109.8%
Contains more Calcium +46.7%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +53%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.5%
Equal in Potassium - 337

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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Contains more Vitamin C +387.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +722.2%
Contains more Folate +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +109030.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.061
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 1% 4% 0% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 0% 37% 51%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +387.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +722.2%
Contains more Folate +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +109030.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.061

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
19
Artichoke
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
21
Sweet 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 the food
Protein
20%
Artichoke
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Artichoke
0%
Sweet potato

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.
Artichoke Sweet potato
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Artichoke
Artichoke contains less Sugars (difference - 3.19g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Artichoke Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 47 86 Sweet potato
Protein 3.27 1.57 Artichoke
Fats 0.15 0.05 Artichoke
Vitamin C 11.7 2.4 Artichoke
Carbs 10.51 20.12 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.28 0.61 Artichoke
Calcium 44 30 Artichoke
Potassium 370 337 Artichoke
Magnesium 60 25 Artichoke
Sugars 0.99 4.18 Artichoke
Fiber 5.4 3 Artichoke
Copper 0.231 0.151 Artichoke
Zinc 0.49 0.3 Artichoke
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 90 47 Artichoke
Sodium 94 55 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 13 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.19 0.26 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.078 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.061 Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046 0.557 Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.116 0.209 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.8 1.8 Artichoke
Folate 68 11 Artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.036 0.018 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.001 Artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.014 Artichoke
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
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.