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Sweet potato vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sweet potato and Beetroot?

  • Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Copper, yet Beetroot is higher in Folate.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 79% more.
  • Sweet potato has 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Beetroot. While Sweet potato has 0.8mg of Vitamin B5, Beetroot has only 0.155mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Sweet potato is lower.

We used Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Beets, raw types 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
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +101.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.5%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 325
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +101.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.5%
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 325
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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 +42890.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.2%
Contains more Folate +890.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Contains more Vitamin A +42890.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.2%
Contains more Folate +890.9%

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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Beetroot

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

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Sweet potato Beetroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Beetroot Opinion
Calories 86 43 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 1.61 Beetroot
Fats 0.05 0.17 Beetroot
Vitamin C 2.4 4.9 Beetroot
Net carbs 17.1200008392334 6.760000228881836 Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12 9.56 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.8 Beetroot
Calcium 30 16 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 325 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 23 Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18 6.76 Sweet potato
Fiber 3 2.8 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.075 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.35 Beetroot
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 40 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 78 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187 33 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.04 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.031 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.04 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.334 Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.155 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.067 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 0.2 Sweet potato
Folate 11 109 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.027 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.032 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.06 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.031 0.019 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.047 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 0.048 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 0.068 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 0.058 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 0.018 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.046 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.056 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 0.021 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.