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Sweet potato vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sweet potato and Pea

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin B5, while Pea has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Folate, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 75% higher.
  • Pea contains 8 times less Vitamin B5 than Sweet potato. Sweet potato contains 0.8mg of Vitamin B5, while Pea contains 0.104mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Peas, green, 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
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Pea
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +38.1%
Contains more Iron +141%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +16.6%
Contains more Zinc +313.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +38.1%
Contains more Iron +141%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +16.6%
Contains more Zinc +313.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin A +1754.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +669.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1277.8%
Contains more Folate +490.9%
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin A +1754.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +669.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1277.8%
Contains more Folate +490.9%

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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
14%
Pea
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
2%
Pea

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

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Sweet potato Pea
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 - 1.49g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pea
Pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Pea Opinion
Calories 86 81 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 5.42 Pea
Fats 0.05 0.4 Pea
Vitamin C 2.4 40 Pea
Carbs 20.12 14.45 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 1.47 Pea
Calcium 30 25 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 244 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 33 Pea
Sugar 4.18 5.67 Sweet potato
Fiber 3 5.7 Pea
Copper 0.151 0.176 Pea
Zinc 0.3 1.24 Pea
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 108 Pea
Sodium 55 5 Pea
Vitamin A 14187 765 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.13 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.266 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.132 Pea
Vitamin B3 0.557 2.09 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.104 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.169 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 24.8 Pea
Folate 11 65 Pea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.071 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.035 Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.187 Pea
Tryptophan 0.031 0.037 Pea
Threonine 0.083 0.203 Pea
Isoleucine 0.055 0.195 Pea
Leucine 0.092 0.323 Pea
Lysine 0.066 0.317 Pea
Methionine 0.029 0.082 Pea
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.2 Pea
Valine 0.086 0.235 Pea
Histidine 0.031 0.107 Pea
Fructose 0.7 0.39 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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.