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Sweet potato vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sweet potato and Garden asparagus different?

  • Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, while Garden asparagus is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B1.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily need of Vitamin A 75% more than Garden asparagus.
  • Sweet potato contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Garden asparagus. Sweet potato contains 0.8mg of Vitamin B5, while Garden asparagus contains 0.274mg.

Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Asparagus, raw types were used 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
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Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +66.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Iron +250.8%
Contains more Copper +25.2%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +66.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Iron +250.8%
Contains more Copper +25.2%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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 +1776.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +334.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2211.1%
Contains more Folate +372.7%
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 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
Contains more Vitamin A +1776.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +334.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2211.1%
Contains more Folate +372.7%

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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
27
Garden asparagus

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Garden asparagus

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

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Sweet potato Garden asparagus
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 Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $3.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 86 20 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 2.2 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.05 0.12 Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 2.4 5.6 Garden asparagus
Carbs 20.12 3.88 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 30 24 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 202 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 14 Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18 1.88 Garden asparagus
Fiber 3 2.1 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.3 0.54 Garden asparagus
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 52 Garden asparagus
Sodium 55 2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 14187 756 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 1.13 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.143 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.978 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.274 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.091 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 41.6 Garden asparagus
Folate 11 52 Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.04 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0 Sweet potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.05 Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.031 0.027 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 0.084 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.055 0.075 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.092 0.128 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.066 0.104 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.029 0.031 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.075 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 0.115 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.031 0.049 Garden asparagus
Fructose 0.7 1 Garden asparagus

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.