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Potato vs Pancake - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Potato and Pancake

  • Potato has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Pancake is higher in Selenium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Iron.
  • Pancake covers your daily Selenium needs 26% more than Potato.
  • Pancake contains 66 times less Vitamin C than Potato. Potato contains 19.7mg of Vitamin C, while Pancake contains 0.3mg.
  • Potato has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Pancakes, plain, prepared from recipe.

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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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Contains more Potassium +222%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +124.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +1725%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 66% 12% 12% 17% 16% 69% 58%
Contains more Potassium +222%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +124.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains more Calcium +1725%
Contains more Zinc +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.9%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +6466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +9700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +778.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +153.3%
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 1% 12% 0% 0% 51% 65% 30% 25% 11% 28% 0% 29%
Contains more Vitamin C +6466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +547.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +9700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +778.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +153.3%

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
21
Pancake
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
39
Pancake

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
38%
Pancake
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
28%
Pancake
Fats
0%
Potato
45%
Pancake

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

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Potato Pancake
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 - 59mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 433mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.097g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pancake
Pancake is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.82g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pancake
Pancake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Pancake
Pancake 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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Pancake Opinion
Calories 77 227 Pancake
Protein 2.05 6.4 Pancake
Fats 0.09 9.7 Pancake
Vitamin C 19.7 0.3 Potato
Net carbs 15.390000343322754 28.299999237060547 Pancake
Carbs 17.49 28.3 Pancake
Cholesterol 0 59 Potato
Vitamin D 0 Potato
Iron 0.81 1.8 Pancake
Calcium 12 219 Pancake
Potassium 425 132 Potato
Magnesium 23 16 Potato
Sugar 0.82 Pancake
Fiber 2.1 Potato
Copper 0.11 0.049 Potato
Zinc 0.3 0.56 Pancake
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 159 Pancake
Sodium 6 439 Potato
Vitamin A 2 196 Pancake
Vitamin E 0.01 Potato
Vitamin D 0 Potato
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.201 Pancake
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.281 Pancake
Vitamin B3 1.061 1.567 Pancake
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.405 Pancake
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.046 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0.22 Pancake
Vitamin K 2 Potato
Folate 15 38 Pancake
Trans Fat 0 Pancake
Saturated Fat 0.025 2.122 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 2.474 Pancake
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 4.447 Pancake
Tryptophan 0.021 0.08 Pancake
Threonine 0.067 0.237 Pancake
Isoleucine 0.066 0.297 Pancake
Leucine 0.098 0.513 Pancake
Lysine 0.107 0.321 Pancake
Methionine 0.032 0.147 Pancake
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.319 Pancake
Valine 0.103 0.335 Pancake
Histidine 0.035 0.152 Pancake
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. Pancake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175009/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.