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Potato vs Gratin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Potato and Gratin

  • Potato has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Gratin is higher in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, and Copper.
  • Gratin covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 24% more than Potato.
  • Gratin contains 2 times less Vitamin C than Potato. Potato contains 19.7mg of Vitamin C, while Gratin contains 9.9mg.
  • Potato has less Sodium.

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

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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
Potato
4
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4
Gratin
Contains more Iron +26.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Calcium +891.7%
Contains more Copper +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.2%
Equal in Potassium - 396
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 36% 35% 15% 54% 19% 49% 57%
Contains more Iron +26.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Calcium +891.7%
Contains more Copper +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.2%
Equal in Potassium - 396

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
7
:
3
Gratin
Contains more Vitamin C +99%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.3%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +13100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.993
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 33% 16% 0% 0% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +99%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.3%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +13100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.993

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
18
Potato
15
Gratin
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
36
Gratin

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
12%
Potato
30%
Gratin
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
11%
Gratin
Fats
0%
Potato
35%
Gratin

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 Gratin
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Potato Gratin
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?
Potato
Potato is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 427mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Gratin Opinion
Calories 77 132 Gratin
Protein 2.05 5.06 Gratin
Fats 0.09 7.59 Gratin
Vitamin C 19.7 9.9 Potato
Net carbs 15.390000343322754 9.470000267028809 Potato
Carbs 17.49 11.27 Potato
Cholesterol 0 23 Potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.64 Potato
Calcium 12 119 Gratin
Potassium 425 396 Potato
Magnesium 23 20 Potato
Sugar 0.82 Gratin
Fiber 2.1 1.8 Potato
Copper 0.11 0.16 Gratin
Zinc 0.3 0.69 Gratin
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 113 Gratin
Sodium 6 433 Potato
Vitamin A 2 264 Gratin
Vitamin E 0.01 Potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.064 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.116 Gratin
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.993 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.387 Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.174 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Potato
Folate 15 11 Potato
Trans Fat 0 Gratin
Saturated Fat 0.025 4.733 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 2.149 Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.276 Gratin
Tryptophan 0.021 0.07 Gratin
Threonine 0.067 0.192 Gratin
Isoleucine 0.066 0.284 Gratin
Leucine 0.098 0.443 Gratin
Lysine 0.107 0.381 Gratin
Methionine 0.032 0.117 Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.254 Gratin
Valine 0.103 0.325 Gratin
Histidine 0.035 0.151 Gratin
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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