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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 RAE, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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
Contains more Calcium +46.7%
Contains more Iron +109.8%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.5%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Copper +53%
Contains less Sodium -41.5%
Equal in Potassium - 337
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 48% 43% 39% 33% 13% 14% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Contains more Calcium +46.7%
Contains more Iron +109.8%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.5%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Copper +53%
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 Folate +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +722.2%
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 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 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +387.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.8%
Contains more Folate +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +722.2%
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

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 Sweet potato
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Sweet potato Opinion
Net carbs 5.11g 17.12g Sweet potato
Protein 3.27g 1.57g Artichoke
Fats 0.15g 0.05g Artichoke
Carbs 10.51g 20.12g Sweet potato
Calories 47kcal 86kcal Sweet potato
Starch g 12.65g Sweet potato
Fructose g 0.7g Sweet potato
Sugar 0.99g 4.18g Artichoke
Fiber 5.4g 3g Artichoke
Calcium 44mg 30mg Artichoke
Iron 1.28mg 0.61mg Artichoke
Magnesium 60mg 25mg Artichoke
Phosphorus 90mg 47mg Artichoke
Potassium 370mg 337mg Artichoke
Sodium 94mg 55mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.49mg 0.3mg Artichoke
Copper 0.231mg 0.151mg Artichoke
Vitamin A 13IU 14187IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.26mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 2.4mg Artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.078mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.061mg Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046mg 0.557mg Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.8mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.209mg Sweet potato
Folate 68µg 11µg Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.8µg 1.8µg Artichoke
Tryptophan mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine mg 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine mg 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine mg 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine mg 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine mg 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.036g 0.018g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.001g Artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.014g Artichoke

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Artichoke Sweet 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
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 food.
Protein
20%
Artichoke
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Artichoke
0%
Sweet potato

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 is lower in Sugar?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.