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Potato vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Potato and Pimiento

  • Potato has more Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, however Pimiento is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, and Vitamin K.
  • Pimiento covers your daily Vitamin C needs 72% more than Potato.
  • Pimiento contains 30 times less Vitamin B5 than Potato. Potato contains 0.295mg of Vitamin B5, while Pimiento contains 0.01mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Pimento, canned.

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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 Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +283.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +235.3%
Contains more Potassium +169%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Copper +124.5%
Contains more Iron +107.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +283.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +235.3%
Contains more Potassium +169%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Copper +124.5%
Contains more Iron +107.4%

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
Potato
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +376.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.6%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +132650%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin C +331%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +315%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +376.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.6%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +132650%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin C +331%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +315%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +86.4%
Contains more Carbs +242.9%
Contains more Other +180%
Contains more Fats +233.3%
Contains more Water +17.5%
2% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.05 g
Fats: 0.09 g
Carbs: 17.49 g
Water: 79.25 g
Other: 1.12 g
5% 93%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +86.4%
Contains more Carbs +242.9%
Contains more Other +180%
Contains more Fats +233.3%
Contains more Water +17.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +283.3%
36% 3% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.042 g
20% 9% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +900%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +283.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 3.2g Potato
Protein 2.05g 1.1g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.3g Pimiento
Carbs 17.49g 5.1g Potato
Calories 77kcal 23kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g Potato
Fructose 0.26g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 2.71g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 1.9g Potato
Calcium 12mg 6mg Potato
Iron 0.81mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Magnesium 23mg 6mg Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 17mg Potato
Potassium 425mg 158mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 14mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.19mg Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.049mg Potato
Vitamin A 2IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 133µg Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin C 19.7mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.017mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.06mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.615mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.01mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.215mg Potato
Folate 15µg 6µg Potato
Vitamin K 2µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.014mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg 0.04mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.036mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg 0.058mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg 0.049mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg 0.013mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.034mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg 0.046mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg 0.022mg Potato
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.045g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.02g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.161g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Potato Pimiento
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Potato
47%
Pimiento
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Potato
14%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/nutrients
  2. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.