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Potato pancake vs Yam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Potato pancake and Yam

  • Potato pancake has more Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Choline, while Yam has more Vitamin B12.
  • Potato pancake covers your daily need of Sodium 33% more than Yam.
  • Potato pancake contains 67 times more Saturated Fat than Yam. While Potato pancake contains 2.496g of Saturated Fat, Yam contains only 0.037g.
  • The amount of Sodium in Yam is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Potato pancakes and Yam, 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
Contains more Iron +209.3%
Contains more Calcium +88.2%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.178
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 10% 55% 26% 60% 20% 55% 100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Contains more Iron +209.3%
Contains more Calcium +88.2%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.178

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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Yam
Contains more Vitamin C +61.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +440.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.4%
Contains more Folate +78.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +52.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 93% 7% 5% 9% 40% 40% 32% 46% 104% 37% 7% 31%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 9% 7% 0% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 0% 6% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +61.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +440.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.4%
Contains more Folate +78.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +52.2%

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
37
Potato pancake
19
Yam
Mineral Summary Score
48
Potato pancake
25
Yam

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
36%
Potato pancake
9%
Yam
Carbohydrates
28%
Potato pancake
28%
Yam
Fats
68%
Potato pancake
1%
Yam

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 pancake Yam
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Potato pancake Yam
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Yam
Yam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 95mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yam
Yam is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 755mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yam
Yam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.459g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato pancake Yam Opinion
Calories 268 118 Potato pancake
Protein 6.08 1.53 Potato pancake
Fats 14.76 0.17 Potato pancake
Vitamin C 27.6 17.1 Potato pancake
Net carbs 24.510000228881836 23.780000686645508 Potato pancake
Carbs 27.81 27.88 Yam
Cholesterol 95 0 Yam
Vitamin D 11 0 Potato pancake
Iron 1.67 0.54 Potato pancake
Calcium 32 17 Potato pancake
Potassium 622 816 Yam
Magnesium 36 21 Potato pancake
Sugar 1.79 0.5 Yam
Fiber 3.3 4.1 Yam
Copper 0.18 0.178 Potato pancake
Zinc 0.7 0.24 Potato pancake
Starch 20.88 Potato pancake
Phosphorus 128 55 Potato pancake
Sodium 764 9 Yam
Vitamin A 113 138 Yam
Vitamin E 0.23 0.35 Yam
Vitamin D 0.3 0 Potato pancake
Vitamin B1 0.158 0.112 Potato pancake
Vitamin B2 0.173 0.032 Potato pancake
Vitamin B3 1.672 0.552 Potato pancake
Vitamin B5 0.757 0.314 Potato pancake
Vitamin B6 0.448 0.293 Potato pancake
Vitamin B12 0.29 0 Potato pancake
Vitamin K 2.7 2.3 Potato pancake
Folate 41 23 Potato pancake
Trans Fat 0 Potato pancake
Saturated Fat 2.496 0.037 Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 3.73 0.006 Potato pancake
Polyunsaturated fat 7.516 0.076 Potato pancake
Tryptophan 0.087 0.012 Potato pancake
Threonine 0.24 0.054 Potato pancake
Isoleucine 0.28 0.052 Potato pancake
Leucine 0.442 0.096 Potato pancake
Lysine 0.389 0.059 Potato pancake
Methionine 0.137 0.021 Potato pancake
Phenylalanine 0.3 0.071 Potato pancake
Valine 0.369 0.062 Potato pancake
Histidine 0.141 0.034 Potato pancake
Fructose 0.56 Potato pancake

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 pancake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170092/nutrients
  2. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/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.