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Brussels sprout vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Brussels sprout and Sweet potato

  • Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron and Vitamin B1, yet Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and Copper.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily Vitamin K needs 146% more than Sweet potato.
  • Brussels sprout contains 35 times more Vitamin C than Sweet potato. While Brussels sprout contains 85mg of Vitamin C, Sweet potato contains only 2.4mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Brussels sprouts, 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 +129.5%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Copper +115.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains more Iron +129.5%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Copper +115.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25

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 +3441.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +9733.3%
Contains more Folate +454.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1781.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
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 +3441.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +9733.3%
Contains more Folate +454.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1781.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

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
81
Brussels sprout
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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%
Brussels sprout
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
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.
Brussels sprout Sweet potato
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout 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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sugars (difference - 1.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Brussels sprout Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 43 86 Sweet potato
Protein 3.38 1.57 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.05 Brussels sprout
Vitamin C 85 2.4 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 20.12 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.61 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 30 Brussels sprout
Potassium 389 337 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 25 Sweet potato
Sugars 2.2 4.18 Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8 3 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.151 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.42 0.3 Brussels sprout
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 69 47 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 55 Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.88 0.26 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.078 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.061 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.557 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.209 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 1.8 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 11 Brussels sprout
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.018 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.001 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.014 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 0.031 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.083 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 0.055 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.092 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 0.066 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.029 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.089 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 0.086 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 0.031 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 0.7 Brussels sprout

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.