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Sweet potato vs Potato pancake - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sweet potato and Potato pancake different?

  • Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Potato pancake is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Sweet potato is 75% higher.
  • Sweet potato has less Sodium.

Sweet potato, raw, unprepared and Potato pancakes are the varieties 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
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Iron +173.8%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.3%
Contains more Potassium +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +19.2%
Equal in Calcium - 32
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 63% 26% 55% 55% 100% 20% 60%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Iron +173.8%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.3%
Contains more Potassium +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +19.2%
Equal in Calcium - 32

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 +12454.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.4%
Contains more Folate +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.757
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 7% 5% 9% 93% 40% 40% 32% 46% 104% 31% 37% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +12454.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.4%
Contains more Folate +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.757

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 Potato pancake
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Potato pancake Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 24.51g Potato pancake
Protein 1.57g 6.08g Potato pancake
Fats 0.05g 14.76g Potato pancake
Carbs 20.12g 27.81g Potato pancake
Calories 86kcal 268kcal Potato pancake
Starch 12.65g 20.88g Potato pancake
Fructose 0.7g 0.56g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g 1.79g Potato pancake
Fiber 3g 3.3g Potato pancake
Calcium 30mg 32mg Potato pancake
Iron 0.61mg 1.67mg Potato pancake
Magnesium 25mg 36mg Potato pancake
Phosphorus 47mg 128mg Potato pancake
Potassium 337mg 622mg Potato pancake
Sodium 55mg 764mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.7mg Potato pancake
Copper 0.151mg 0.18mg Potato pancake
Vitamin A 14187IU 113IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.23mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 11IU Potato pancake
Vitamin D 0µg 0.3µg Potato pancake
Vitamin C 2.4mg 27.6mg Potato pancake
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.158mg Potato pancake
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.173mg Potato pancake
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 1.672mg Potato pancake
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.757mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.448mg Potato pancake
Folate 11µg 41µg Potato pancake
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.29µg Potato pancake
Vitamin K 1.8µg 2.7µg Potato pancake
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.087mg Potato pancake
Threonine 0.083mg 0.24mg Potato pancake
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.28mg Potato pancake
Leucine 0.092mg 0.442mg Potato pancake
Lysine 0.066mg 0.389mg Potato pancake
Methionine 0.029mg 0.137mg Potato pancake
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.3mg Potato pancake
Valine 0.086mg 0.369mg Potato pancake
Histidine 0.031mg 0.141mg Potato pancake
Cholesterol 0mg 95mg Sweet potato
Trans Fat 0g g Potato pancake
Saturated Fat 0.018g 2.496g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 3.73g Potato pancake
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 7.516g Potato pancake

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sweet potato Potato pancake
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
37
Potato pancake
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
48
Potato pancake

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
36%
Potato pancake
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
28%
Potato pancake
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
68%
Potato pancake

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 709mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 95mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.478g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.39g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato pancake
Potato pancake is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Potato pancake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170092/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.