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Drumstick tree vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Drumstick tree and Sweet potato?

  • Drumstick tree is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, yet Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 154% more.
  • Drumstick tree has 4 times more Folate than Sweet potato. While Drumstick tree has 44µg of Folate, Sweet potato has only 11µg.

We used Drumstick pods, raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Iron +69.4%
Contains more Copper +79.8%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Phosphorus - 47
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Iron +69.4%
Contains more Copper +79.8%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Phosphorus - 47

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 +5775%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +19071.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.8
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
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 +5775%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +19071.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.8

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
52
Drumstick tree
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
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 food.
Protein
13%
Drumstick tree
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
0%
Sweet 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.
Drumstick tree Sweet potato
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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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 - 0.015g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Drumstick tree Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 37 86 Sweet potato
Protein 2.1 1.57 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.05 Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 141 2.4 Drumstick tree
Net carbs 5.329999923706055 17.1200008392334 Sweet potato
Carbs 8.53 20.12 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.36 0.61 Sweet potato
Calcium 30 30
Potassium 461 337 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45 25 Drumstick tree
Sugar 4.18 Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2 3 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084 0.151 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.45 0.3 Drumstick tree
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 50 47 Drumstick tree
Sodium 42 55 Drumstick tree
Vitamin A 74 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.078 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.061 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62 0.557 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.209 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 Sweet potato
Folate 44 11 Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.018 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102 0.001 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003 0.014 Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.