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Chicory vs. Sweet potato leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chicory and Sweet potato leaves?

  • Chicory has less Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1 than Sweet potato leaves.
  • Sweet potato leaves' daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 24% higher.

We used Chicory, witloof, raw and Sweet potato leaves, raw types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +310.5%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.5%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains more Selenium +350%
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 24% 37% 50% 35% 45% 1% 0% 0% 0% 5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +310.5%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.5%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains more Selenium +350%

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 +12927.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +292.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +606.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%
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 227% 0% 0% 37% 39% 80% 22% 14% 44% 0% 0% 0% 756%
Contains more Vitamin A +12927.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +292.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +606.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +176.7%
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Carbs +120.5%
Contains more Other +185.4%
Equal in Water - 86.81
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
2% 9% 87%
Protein: 2.49 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 8.82 g
Water: 86.81 g
Other: 1.37 g
Contains more Protein +176.7%
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Carbs +120.5%
Contains more Other +185.4%
Equal in Water - 86.81

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +418.2%
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
31% 6% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.111 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.228 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +418.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Sweet potato leaves Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 3.52g Sweet potato leaves
Protein 0.9g 2.49g Sweet potato leaves
Fats 0.1g 0.51g Sweet potato leaves
Carbs 4g 8.82g Sweet potato leaves
Calories 17kcal 42kcal Sweet potato leaves
Fiber 3.1g 5.3g Sweet potato leaves
Calcium 19mg 78mg Sweet potato leaves
Iron 0.24mg 0.97mg Sweet potato leaves
Magnesium 10mg 70mg Sweet potato leaves
Phosphorus 26mg 81mg Sweet potato leaves
Potassium 211mg 508mg Sweet potato leaves
Sodium 2mg 6mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg Chicory
Copper 0.051mg Chicory
Manganese 0.1mg Chicory
Selenium 0.2µg 0.9µg Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin A 29IU 3778IU Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 189µg Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin C 2.8mg 11mg Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.156mg Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.345mg Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 1.13mg Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.225mg Sweet potato leaves
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.19mg Sweet potato leaves
Folate 37µg Chicory
Vitamin K 302.2µg Sweet potato leaves
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0.035mg Sweet potato leaves
Threonine 0.025mg Chicory
Isoleucine 0.054mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg 0.228mg Sweet potato leaves
Methionine 0.005mg 0.086mg Sweet potato leaves
Phenylalanine 0.022mg Chicory
Valine 0.041mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.111g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.02g Sweet potato leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.228g Sweet potato leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicory Sweet potato leaves
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
94%
Sweet potato leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
20%
Sweet potato leaves

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato leaves
Sweet potato leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sweet potato leaves
Sweet potato leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato leaves
Sweet potato leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Sweet potato leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169303/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.