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Chicory vs. Red potato — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicory and Red potato different?

  • Chicory is higher in Fiber, however, Red potato is richer in Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Red potato is 14% higher.
  • Chicory contains 2 times more Fiber than Red potato. While Chicory contains 3.1g of Fiber, Red potato contains only 1.8g.

Chicory, witloof, raw and Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, baked are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +176.9%
Contains more Potassium +158.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +241.2%
Contains more Manganese +73%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 27% 20% 31% 49% 2% 11% 58% 23% 0%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +176.9%
Contains more Potassium +158.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +241.2%
Contains more Manganese +73%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +190%
Contains more Folate +37%
Contains more Vitamin C +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +896.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +404.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 42% 18% 12% 30% 21% 49% 21% 0% 11% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +190%
Contains more Folate +37%
Contains more Vitamin C +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +896.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +404.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +23.3%
Contains more Protein +155.6%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +389.8%
Contains more Other +168.8%
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
2% 20% 77%
Protein: 2.3 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 19.59 g
Water: 76.67 g
Other: 1.29 g
Contains more Water +23.3%
Contains more Protein +155.6%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +389.8%
Contains more Other +168.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.026
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.002
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.043
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
37% 3% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.026 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.043 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.026
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.002
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.043

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicory Red potato
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Red potato Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 17.79g Red potato
Protein 0.9g 2.3g Red potato
Fats 0.1g 0.15g Red potato
Carbs 4g 19.59g Red potato
Calories 17kcal 89kcal Red potato
Starch 15.15g Red potato
Fructose 0.44g Red potato
Sugar 1.43g Chicory
Fiber 3.1g 1.8g Chicory
Calcium 19mg 9mg Chicory
Iron 0.24mg 0.7mg Red potato
Magnesium 10mg 28mg Red potato
Phosphorus 26mg 72mg Red potato
Potassium 211mg 545mg Red potato
Sodium 2mg 12mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg 0.4mg Red potato
Copper 0.051mg 0.174mg Red potato
Manganese 0.1mg 0.173mg Red potato
Selenium 0.2µg Chicory
Vitamin A 29IU 10IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1µg
Vitamin E 0.08mg Red potato
Vitamin C 2.8mg 12.6mg Red potato
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.072mg Red potato
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.05mg Red potato
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 1.595mg Red potato
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.341mg Red potato
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.212mg Red potato
Folate 37µg 27µg Chicory
Choline 18.9mg Red potato
Vitamin K 2.8µg Red potato
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0.023mg Red potato
Threonine 0.025mg 0.075mg Red potato
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.074mg Red potato
Leucine 0.039mg 0.109mg Red potato
Lysine 0.035mg 0.12mg Red potato
Methionine 0.005mg 0.035mg Red potato
Phenylalanine 0.022mg 0.091mg Red potato
Valine 0.041mg 0.115mg Red potato
Histidine 0.015mg 0.039mg Red potato
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.026g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.002g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.043g Chicory

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicory Red potato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Chicory
16%
Red potato
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
22%
Red potato

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Red potato
Red potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red potato
Red potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in glycemic index (difference - 89)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/nutrients
  2. Red potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170435/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.