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Potato vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Potato and Shallot different?

  • Potato has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3 than Shallot.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Potato is 13% higher.
  • Potato contains 5 times more Vitamin B3 than Shallot. While Potato contains 1.061mg of Vitamin B3, Shallot contains only 0.2mg.
  • Potato has less Sugar.

Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Shallots, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +27.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 60
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Contains more Potassium +27.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 60

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Folate +126.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.29
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 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Folate +126.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.29

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 13.6g Potato
Protein 2.05g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.09g 0.1g Shallot
Carbs 17.49g 16.8g Potato
Calories 77kcal 72kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 7.87g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 3.2g Shallot
Calcium 12mg 37mg Shallot
Iron 0.81mg 1.2mg Shallot
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 60mg Shallot
Potassium 425mg 334mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 12mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.4mg Shallot
Copper 0.11mg 0.088mg Potato
Vitamin A 2IU 4IU Shallot
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.04mg Shallot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 8mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.06mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.02mg Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.2mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.29mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 15µg 34µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.8µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine 0.067mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine 0.098mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.107mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.032mg 0.027mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.081mg
Valine 0.103mg 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine 0.035mg 0.043mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.017g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.014g Shallot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.039g Potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
17%
Shallot
Fats
0%
Potato
0%
Shallot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 56)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.