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Sweet potato vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sweet potato and Arrowroot

  • Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, and Fiber, yet Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Arrowroot is 82% higher.
  • Sweet potato contains 709 times more Vitamin A RAE than Arrowroot. Sweet potato contains 709µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Arrowroot contains 1µg.

Food types used in this article are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Arrowroot, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +24.8%
Contains more Iron +263.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains less Sodium -52.7%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +24.8%
Contains more Iron +263.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains less Sodium -52.7%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Equal in Magnesium - 25

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +74568.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Contains more Folate +2972.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.059
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 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 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +74568.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Contains more Folate +2972.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.059

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.
Sweet potato Arrowroot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 12.09g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.05g 0.2g Arrowroot
Carbs 20.12g 13.39g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 65kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g g Arrowroot
Fiber 3g 1.3g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 6mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 25mg
Phosphorus 47mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 337mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 55mg 26mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.3mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.151mg 0.121mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 19IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 1.9mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.059mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.292mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 11µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.039g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.004g Arrowroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Arrowroot
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
85
Sweet potato
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
31
Arrowroot

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
9%
Sweet potato
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.