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Beetroot vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beetroot and Potato

  • Beetroot has more Folate, and Manganese, however Potato is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Beetroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 24% more.
  • Beetroot contains 8 times more Sugar than Potato. Beetroot contains 6.76g of Sugar, while Potato contains 0.82g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beets, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw.

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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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5
Potato
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.81
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.81
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
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6
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +1550%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Folate +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +302%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +1550%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Folate +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +302%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%

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
12
Beetroot
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Potato

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.
Beetroot Potato
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Beetroot 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 is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Potato Opinion
Calories 43 77 Potato
Protein 1.61 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.17 0.09 Beetroot
Vitamin C 4.9 19.7 Potato
Carbs 9.56 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.81 Potato
Calcium 16 12 Beetroot
Potassium 325 425 Potato
Magnesium 23 23
Sugar 6.76 0.82 Potato
Fiber 2.8 2.1 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.35 0.3 Beetroot
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 40 57 Potato
Sodium 78 6 Potato
Vitamin A 33 2 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.01 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.032 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 2 Potato
Folate 109 15 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.002 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.042 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.047 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.048 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.068 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.058 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.018 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.056 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.021 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.