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Sweet potato vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sweet potato and Jalapeño?

  • Sweet potato is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Manganese, while Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 129% higher.
  • Jalapeño has 13 times less Vitamin A RAE than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 709µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Jalapeño has 54µg.

We used Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Peppers, jalapeno, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +150%
Contains more Iron +144%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.9%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +228.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +144%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.9%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +228.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%

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 +1216%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154%
Contains more Vitamin E +1276.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +4841.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100.5%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +927.8%
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 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin A +1216%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154%
Contains more Vitamin E +1276.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +4841.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100.5%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +927.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 3.7g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.91g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 20.12g 6.5g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 29kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.18g 4.12g Jalapeño
Fiber 3g 2.8g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 12mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 0.25mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 15mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 26mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 248mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.3mg 0.14mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.046mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 1078IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.04mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.315mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 11µg 27µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
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 0.092g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.112g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Jalapeño
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
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.074g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.