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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 RAE, 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 Magnesium +80%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Iron +69.4%
Contains more Copper +79.8%
Equal in Calcium - 30
Equal in Phosphorus - 47
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Zinc +50%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Sweet potato Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 17.12g Sweet potato
Protein 2.1g 1.57g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.05g Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53g 20.12g Sweet potato
Calories 37kcal 86kcal Sweet potato
Starch g 12.65g Sweet potato
Fructose g 0.7g Sweet potato
Sugar g 4.18g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 3g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 30mg
Iron 0.36mg 0.61mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 45mg 25mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 47mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 461mg 337mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 55mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.45mg 0.3mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084mg 0.151mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 74IU 14187IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E mg 0.26mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 2.4mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.078mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.061mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.557mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.8mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.209mg Sweet potato
Folate 44µg 11µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1.8µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine mg 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine mg 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine mg 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine mg 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine mg 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.018g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.001g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.014g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Sweet potato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.