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Sweet potato vs. Gratin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Sweet potato and Gratin

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B5, however, Gratin is richer in Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin C.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 72% more than Gratin.
  • Gratin has 2 times less Vitamin B5 than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 0.8mg of Vitamin B5, while Gratin has 0.387mg.
  • Sweet potato contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Manganese +60.2%
Contains more Calcium +296.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +140.4%
Contains more Potassium +17.5%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Equal in Iron - 0.64
Equal in Copper - 0.16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51% 34% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 24% 15% 49% 35% 57% 19% 54% 22% 15%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Manganese +60.2%
Contains more Calcium +296.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +140.4%
Contains more Potassium +17.5%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Equal in Iron - 0.64
Equal in Copper - 0.16

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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Gratin
Contains more Vitamin A +5273.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.3%
Equal in Folate - 11
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 7% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 33% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 9% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5273.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.3%
Equal in Folate - 11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +78.5%
Contains more Protein +222.3%
Contains more Fats +15080%
Contains more Other +112.2%
Equal in Water - 74
20% 77%
Protein: 1.57 g
Fats: 0.05 g
Carbs: 20.12 g
Water: 77.28 g
Other: 0.98 g
5% 8% 11% 74% 2%
Protein: 5.06 g
Fats: 7.59 g
Carbs: 11.27 g
Water: 74 g
Other: 2.08 g
Contains more Carbs +78.5%
Contains more Protein +222.3%
Contains more Fats +15080%
Contains more Other +112.2%
Equal in Water - 74

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214800%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1871.4%
55% 3% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.018 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.014 g
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 4.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.149 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.276 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214800%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1871.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sweet potato Gratin
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Gratin Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 9.47g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 5.06g Gratin
Fats 0.05g 7.59g Gratin
Carbs 20.12g 11.27g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 132kcal Gratin
Starch 12.65g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g Gratin
Fiber 3g 1.8g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 119mg Gratin
Iron 0.61mg 0.64mg Gratin
Magnesium 25mg 20mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 113mg Gratin
Potassium 337mg 396mg Gratin
Sodium 55mg 433mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.69mg Gratin
Copper 0.151mg 0.16mg Gratin
Manganese 0.258mg 0.161mg Sweet potato
Selenium 0.6µg 2.7µg Gratin
Vitamin A 14187IU 264IU Sweet potato
Vitamin A RAE 709µg 64µg Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg Sweet potato
Vitamin C 2.4mg 9.9mg Gratin
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.064mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.116mg Gratin
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.993mg Gratin
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.387mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.174mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 11µg
Choline 12.3mg Sweet potato
Vitamin K 1.8µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.07mg Gratin
Threonine 0.083mg 0.192mg Gratin
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.284mg Gratin
Leucine 0.092mg 0.443mg Gratin
Lysine 0.066mg 0.381mg Gratin
Methionine 0.029mg 0.117mg Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.254mg Gratin
Valine 0.086mg 0.325mg Gratin
Histidine 0.031mg 0.151mg Gratin
Cholesterol 0mg 23mg Sweet potato
Saturated Fat 0.018g 4.733g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 2.149g Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.276g Gratin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Gratin
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
79%
Sweet potato
14%
Gratin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Sweet potato
32%
Gratin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 378mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.715g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Gratin
Gratin is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gratin
Gratin is relatively richer in minerals

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.