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Gratin vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Gratin and Potato

  • Gratin has more Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, and Copper, however Potato is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Gratin covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 24% more than Potato.
  • Potato contains 10000000 times less Cholesterol than Gratin. Gratin contains 23mg of Cholesterol, while Potato contains 0mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Potatoes, au gratin, home-prepared from recipe using butter and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw.

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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
Gratin
4
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4
Potato
Contains more Calcium +891.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.2%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +45.5%
Contains more Iron +26.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Potassium - 425
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 36% 24% 15% 49% 35% 57% 19% 54%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Contains more Calcium +891.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.2%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +45.5%
Contains more Iron +26.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Potassium - 425

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
Gratin
3
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7
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +13100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +99%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.3%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.061
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 33% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 9% 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 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +13100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +99%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.3%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.061

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.
Gratin Potato
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gratin Potato Opinion
Net carbs 9.47g 15.39g Potato
Protein 5.06g 2.05g Gratin
Fats 7.59g 0.09g Gratin
Carbs 11.27g 17.49g Potato
Calories 132kcal 77kcal Gratin
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Fructose g 0.26g Potato
Sugar g 0.82g Gratin
Fiber 1.8g 2.1g Potato
Calcium 119mg 12mg Gratin
Iron 0.64mg 0.81mg Potato
Magnesium 20mg 23mg Potato
Phosphorus 113mg 57mg Gratin
Potassium 396mg 425mg Potato
Sodium 433mg 6mg Potato
Zinc 0.69mg 0.3mg Gratin
Copper 0.16mg 0.11mg Gratin
Vitamin A 264IU 2IU Gratin
Vitamin E mg 0.01mg Potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 9.9mg 19.7mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.081mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.032mg Gratin
Vitamin B3 0.993mg 1.061mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.387mg 0.295mg Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.174mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 11µg 15µg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.021mg Gratin
Threonine 0.192mg 0.067mg Gratin
Isoleucine 0.284mg 0.066mg Gratin
Leucine 0.443mg 0.098mg Gratin
Lysine 0.381mg 0.107mg Gratin
Methionine 0.117mg 0.032mg Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.254mg 0.081mg Gratin
Valine 0.325mg 0.103mg Gratin
Histidine 0.151mg 0.035mg Gratin
Cholesterol 23mg 0mg Potato
Trans Fat g 0g Gratin
Saturated Fat 4.733g 0.025g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 2.149g 0.002g Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.276g 0.042g Gratin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Gratin 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
15
Gratin
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
36
Gratin
20
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
30%
Gratin
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
11%
Gratin
17%
Potato
Fats
35%
Gratin
0%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 427mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Potato
Potato is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.708g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.82g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 86)
Which food is cheaper?
Gratin
Gratin is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.

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. Gratin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170442/nutrients
  2. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.