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Red potato vs. Potato — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Red potato and Potato

  • Red potato has more Copper, however, Potato is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Potato has 2 times less Copper than Red potato. Red potato has 0.174mg of Copper, while Potato has 0.11mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, baked and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +58.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +15.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 26% 20% 31% 48% 1.6% 11% 58% 23% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.6% 30% 16% 24% 38% 0.78% 8.2% 37% 26% 2.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Copper +58.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +15.6%

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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Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Choline +56.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.6% 1.6% 0% 42% 18% 12% 30% 20% 49% 20% 0% 10% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.12% 0.2% 0% 66% 20% 7.4% 20% 18% 69% 11% 0% 6.6% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Choline +56.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.2%
Contains more Fats +66.7%
Contains more Carbs +12%
Contains more Other +15.2%
Equal in Water - 79.25
2% 20% 77%
Protein: 2.3 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 19.59 g
Water: 76.67 g
Other: 1.29 g
2% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.05 g
Fats: 0.09 g
Carbs: 17.49 g
Water: 79.25 g
Other: 1.12 g
Contains more Protein +12.2%
Contains more Fats +66.7%
Contains more Carbs +12%
Contains more Other +15.2%
Equal in Water - 79.25

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.025
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.002
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.042
37% 3% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.026 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.043 g
36% 3% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.042 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.025
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.002
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.042

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +164.7%
Contains more Glucose +77.4%
Contains more Fructose +69.2%
Equal in Starch - 15.29
91% 3% 3% 3%
Starch: 15.15 g
Sucrose: 0.45 g
Glucose: 0.55 g
Fructose: 0.44 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
95% 2%
Starch: 15.29 g
Sucrose: 0.17 g
Glucose: 0.31 g
Fructose: 0.26 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +164.7%
Contains more Glucose +77.4%
Contains more Fructose +69.2%
Equal in Starch - 15.29

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red potato Potato Opinion
Net carbs 17.79g 15.39g Red potato
Protein 2.3g 2.05g Red potato
Fats 0.15g 0.09g Red potato
Carbs 19.59g 17.49g Red potato
Calories 89kcal 77kcal Red potato
Starch 15.15g 15.29g Potato
Fructose 0.44g 0.26g Red potato
Sugar 1.43g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 1.8g 2.1g Potato
Calcium 9mg 12mg Potato
Iron 0.7mg 0.81mg Potato
Magnesium 28mg 23mg Red potato
Phosphorus 72mg 57mg Red potato
Potassium 545mg 425mg Red potato
Sodium 12mg 6mg Potato
Zinc 0.4mg 0.3mg Red potato
Copper 0.174mg 0.11mg Red potato
Manganese 0.173mg 0.2mg Potato
Selenium 0.4µg Potato
Vitamin A 10IU 2IU Red potato
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Red potato
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.01mg Red potato
Vitamin C 12.6mg 19.7mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.081mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.032mg Red potato
Vitamin B3 1.595mg 1.061mg Red potato
Vitamin B5 0.341mg 0.295mg Red potato
Vitamin B6 0.212mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 27µg 15µg Red potato
Choline 18.9mg 12.1mg Red potato
Vitamin K 2.8µg 2µg Red potato
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.021mg Red potato
Threonine 0.075mg 0.067mg Red potato
Isoleucine 0.074mg 0.066mg Red potato
Leucine 0.109mg 0.098mg Red potato
Lysine 0.12mg 0.107mg Red potato
Methionine 0.035mg 0.032mg Red potato
Phenylalanine 0.091mg 0.081mg Red potato
Valine 0.115mg 0.103mg Red potato
Histidine 0.039mg 0.035mg Red potato
Saturated Fat 0.026g 0.025g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.002g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043g 0.042g Red potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Red potato Potato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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
16%
Red potato
17%
Potato
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Red potato
19%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Red potato
Red potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Red potato
Red potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato
Potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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.

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. Red potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170435/nutrients
  2. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.