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Beetroot vs Potato pancake - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beetroot and Potato pancake

  • Beetroot has more Folate, however Potato pancake is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium, Phosphorus, Choline, and Vitamin B12.
  • Potato pancake's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 32% more.
  • Beetroot contains 3 times more Folate than Potato pancake. Beetroot contains 109µg of Folate, while Potato pancake contains 41µg.
  • Beetroot contains less Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beets, raw and Potato pancakes.

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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 less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Iron +108.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +91.4%
Contains more Magnesium +56.5%
Contains more Copper +140%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +220%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 10% 55% 26% 60% 20% 55% 100%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Iron +108.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +91.4%
Contains more Magnesium +56.5%
Contains more Copper +140%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +220%

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 Folate +165.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +463.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +242.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +409.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +568.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +1250%
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 93% 7% 5% 9% 40% 40% 32% 46% 104% 37% 7% 31%
Contains more Folate +165.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +463.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +242.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +409.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +388.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +568.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +1250%

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
37
Potato pancake
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
48
Potato pancake

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
36%
Potato pancake
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
28%
Potato pancake
Fats
1%
Beetroot
68%
Potato pancake

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 pancake
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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Beetroot Potato pancake
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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 pancake
Potato pancake is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.97g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 95mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beetroot
Beetroot contains less Sodium (difference - 686mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.469g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Potato pancake Opinion
Calories 43 268 Potato pancake
Protein 1.61 6.08 Potato pancake
Fats 0.17 14.76 Potato pancake
Vitamin C 4.9 27.6 Potato pancake
Net carbs 6.760000228881836 24.510000228881836 Potato pancake
Carbs 9.56 27.81 Potato pancake
Cholesterol 0 95 Beetroot
Vitamin D 0 11 Potato pancake
Iron 0.8 1.67 Potato pancake
Calcium 16 32 Potato pancake
Potassium 325 622 Potato pancake
Magnesium 23 36 Potato pancake
Sugar 6.76 1.79 Potato pancake
Fiber 2.8 3.3 Potato pancake
Copper 0.075 0.18 Potato pancake
Zinc 0.35 0.7 Potato pancake
Starch 20.88 Potato pancake
Phosphorus 40 128 Potato pancake
Sodium 78 764 Beetroot
Vitamin A 33 113 Potato pancake
Vitamin E 0.04 0.23 Potato pancake
Vitamin D 0 0.3 Potato pancake
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.158 Potato pancake
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.173 Potato pancake
Vitamin B3 0.334 1.672 Potato pancake
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.757 Potato pancake
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.448 Potato pancake
Vitamin B12 0 0.29 Potato pancake
Vitamin K 0.2 2.7 Potato pancake
Folate 109 41 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 Potato pancake
Saturated Fat 0.027 2.496 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 3.73 Potato pancake
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 7.516 Potato pancake
Tryptophan 0.019 0.087 Potato pancake
Threonine 0.047 0.24 Potato pancake
Isoleucine 0.048 0.28 Potato pancake
Leucine 0.068 0.442 Potato pancake
Lysine 0.058 0.389 Potato pancake
Methionine 0.018 0.137 Potato pancake
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.3 Potato pancake
Valine 0.056 0.369 Potato pancake
Histidine 0.021 0.141 Potato pancake
Fructose 0.56 Potato pancake

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 pancake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170092/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.