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Potato wedges vs. Potato salad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Potato wedges and Potato salad

  • Potato wedges have more Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, however, Potato salad have more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Potato salad is 23% higher.
  • Potato salad has 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Potato wedges. Potato wedges have 0.35mg of Vitamin B6, while Potato salad has 0.141mg.
  • Potato wedges are lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are USDA Commodity, Potato wedges, frozen and Potato salad, home-prepared.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +26.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Zinc +19.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.65
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 27% 14% 38% 35% 7% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 25% 11% 23% 23% 69% 9% 40% 14% 23%
Contains more Magnesium +26.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Zinc +19.4%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.65

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 38% 25% 10% 29% 0% 81% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 34% 20% 14% 17% 33% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +128.3%
Contains more Fats +272.7%
Contains more Water +11.3%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Protein - 2.68
3% 2% 26% 68%
Protein: 2.7 g
Fats: 2.2 g
Carbs: 25.5 g
Water: 68.3 g
Other: 1.3 g
3% 8% 11% 76% 2%
Protein: 2.68 g
Fats: 8.2 g
Carbs: 11.17 g
Water: 76 g
Other: 1.95 g
Contains more Carbs +128.3%
Contains more Fats +272.7%
Contains more Water +11.3%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Protein - 2.68

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +70.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3563.7%
26% 69% 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.55 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.451 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
19% 32% 49%
Saturated Fat: 1.429 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.48 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.737 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +70.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3563.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Potato wedges Potato salad
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato wedges Potato salad Opinion
Net carbs 23.5g 9.87g Potato wedges
Protein 2.7g 2.68g Potato wedges
Fats 2.2g 8.2g Potato salad
Carbs 25.5g 11.17g Potato wedges
Calories 123kcal 143kcal Potato salad
Sugar 0.3g Potato salad
Fiber 2g 1.3g Potato wedges
Calcium 15mg 19mg Potato salad
Iron 0.7mg 0.65mg Potato wedges
Magnesium 19mg 15mg Potato wedges
Phosphorus 87mg 52mg Potato wedges
Potassium 394mg 254mg Potato wedges
Sodium 49mg 529mg Potato wedges
Zinc 0.37mg 0.31mg Potato wedges
Copper 0.118mg Potato salad
Manganese 0.101mg Potato salad
Selenium 4.1µg Potato salad
Vitamin A 0IU 157IU Potato salad
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 32µg Potato salad
Vitamin C 11.2mg 10mg Potato wedges
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.077mg Potato wedges
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.06mg Potato salad
Vitamin B3 1.54mg 0.89mg Potato wedges
Vitamin B5 0.534mg Potato salad
Vitamin B6 0.35mg 0.141mg Potato wedges
Folate 7µg Potato salad
Tryptophan 0.042mg Potato salad
Threonine 0.116mg Potato salad
Isoleucine 0.141mg Potato salad
Leucine 0.202mg Potato salad
Lysine 0.171mg Potato salad
Methionine 0.066mg Potato salad
Phenylalanine 0.135mg Potato salad
Valine 0.172mg Potato salad
Histidine 0.062mg Potato salad
Cholesterol 0mg 68mg Potato wedges
Saturated Fat 0.55g 1.429g Potato wedges
Monounsaturated Fat 1.451g 2.48g Potato salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102g 3.737g Potato salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Potato wedges Potato salad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Potato wedges
12%
Potato salad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Potato wedges
24%
Potato salad

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges contains less Sodium (difference - 480mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 68mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.879g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato wedges
Potato wedges is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato salad
Potato salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Potato wedges - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168443/nutrients
  2. Potato salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169269/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.