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Pea vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pea and Potato?

  • Pea is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Folate, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin B2, yet Potato is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 23% higher.
  • Pea has 12 times more Vitamin K than Potato. Pea has 24.8µg of Vitamin K, while Potato has 2µg.

We used Peas, green, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pea
7
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1
Potato
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Iron +81.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +313.3%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Potassium +74.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Contains more Calcium +108.3%
Contains more Iron +81.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +313.3%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Potassium +74.2%

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
Pea
8
:
2
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +38150%
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +103%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +228.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
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 +38150%
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +103%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +228.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Potato Opinion
Net carbs 8.75g 15.39g Potato
Protein 5.42g 2.05g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.09g Pea
Carbs 14.45g 17.49g Potato
Calories 81kcal 77kcal Pea
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Fructose 0.39g 0.26g Pea
Sugar 5.67g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 5.7g 2.1g Pea
Calcium 25mg 12mg Pea
Iron 1.47mg 0.81mg Pea
Magnesium 33mg 23mg Pea
Phosphorus 108mg 57mg Pea
Potassium 244mg 425mg Potato
Sodium 5mg 6mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.3mg Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.11mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 2IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.01mg Pea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 40mg 19.7mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.081mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.032mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 1.061mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.295mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 65µg 15µg Pea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 2µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.021mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg 0.067mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.066mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.098mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.107mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.032mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.081mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.103mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.035mg Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.025g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.002g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.042g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea 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
39
Pea
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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
33%
Pea
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
17%
Potato
Fats
2%
Pea
0%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.046g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pea
Pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.