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Potato chips vs. Ice cream — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Potato chips and Ice cream?

  • Ice cream has less Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B3, Iron, Manganese, and Vitamin K than Potato chips.
  • Potato chips's daily need coverage for Vitamin E is 59% higher.
  • Potato chips has 74 times more Vitamin K than Ice cream. Potato chips has 22.1µg of Vitamin K, while Ice cream has 0.3µg.
  • Ice cream contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Snacks, potato chips, plain, unsalted and Ice creams, vanilla 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 more Iron +1711.1%
Contains more Magnesium +378.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +540.7%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Zinc +58%
Contains more Copper +1230.4%
Contains more Manganese +5400%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 62% 48% 71% 113% 2% 30% 102% 58% 45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8% 2% 10%
Contains more Iron +1711.1%
Contains more Magnesium +378.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +540.7%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Zinc +58%
Contains more Copper +1230.4%
Contains more Manganese +5400%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%

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 E +2936.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +5083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +307.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3199.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1275%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Choline +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 183% 0% 104% 42% 46% 72% 25% 153% 34% 0% 21% 56%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 26% 6% 6% 2% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 4% 49% 15% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +2936.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +5083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +307.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3199.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1275%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Choline +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +100%
Contains more Fats +214.5%
Contains more Carbs +124.2%
Contains more Other +300%
Contains more Water +3110.5%
7% 35% 53% 2% 4%
Protein: 7 g
Fats: 34.6 g
Carbs: 52.9 g
Water: 1.9 g
Other: 3.6 g
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Protein +100%
Contains more Fats +214.5%
Contains more Carbs +124.2%
Contains more Other +300%
Contains more Water +3110.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +231.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2592.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38%
33% 30% 37%
Saturated Fat: 10.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 12.17 g
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +231.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2592.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato chips Ice cream Opinion
Net carbs 48.1g 22.9g Potato chips
Protein 7g 3.5g Potato chips
Fats 34.6g 11g Potato chips
Carbs 52.9g 23.6g Potato chips
Calories 536kcal 207kcal Potato chips
Sugar 0.22g 21.22g Potato chips
Fiber 4.8g 0.7g Potato chips
Calcium 24mg 128mg Ice cream
Iron 1.63mg 0.09mg Potato chips
Magnesium 67mg 14mg Potato chips
Phosphorus 165mg 105mg Potato chips
Potassium 1275mg 199mg Potato chips
Sodium 8mg 80mg Potato chips
Zinc 1.09mg 0.69mg Potato chips
Copper 0.306mg 0.023mg Potato chips
Manganese 0.44mg 0.008mg Potato chips
Selenium 8.1µg 1.8µg Potato chips
Vitamin A 0IU 421IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 118µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 9.11mg 0.3mg Potato chips
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 31.1mg 0.6mg Potato chips
Vitamin B1 0.167mg 0.041mg Potato chips
Vitamin B2 0.197mg 0.24mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 3.827mg 0.116mg Potato chips
Vitamin B5 0.402mg 0.581mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.66mg 0.048mg Potato chips
Folate 45µg 5µg Potato chips
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.39µg Ice cream
Choline 37.5mg 26mg Potato chips
Vitamin K 22.1µg 0.3µg Potato chips
Tryptophan 0.108mg 0.045mg Potato chips
Threonine 0.253mg 0.146mg Potato chips
Isoleucine 0.283mg 0.195mg Potato chips
Leucine 0.419mg 0.316mg Potato chips
Lysine 0.424mg 0.258mg Potato chips
Methionine 0.11mg 0.081mg Potato chips
Phenylalanine 0.31mg 0.157mg Potato chips
Valine 0.392mg 0.217mg Potato chips
Histidine 153mg 0.088mg Potato chips
Cholesterol 0mg 44mg Potato chips
Saturated Fat 10.96g 6.79g Ice cream
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.003g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 9.84g 2.969g Potato chips
Polyunsaturated fat 12.17g 0.452g Potato chips

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Potato chips Ice cream
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
56%
Potato chips
17%
Ice cream
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Potato chips
16%
Ice cream

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in Sugar (difference - 21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato chips
Potato chips contains less Sodium (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato chips
Potato chips is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.17g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ice cream
Ice cream is cheaper (difference - $2)
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

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. Potato chips - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170649/nutrients
  2. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/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.