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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, however Potato pancake is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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 Potassium +84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.3%
Equal in Calcium - 32
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 10% 55% 26% 60% 20% 55% 100%
Contains less Sodium -92.8%
Contains more Iron +173.8%
Contains more Potassium +84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.3%
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 C +1050%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Folate +272.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.757
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 93% 7% 5% 9% 40% 40% 32% 46% 104% 37% 7% 31%
Contains more Vitamin A +12454.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin C +1050%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Folate +272.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.757

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Sweet potato Potato pancake
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 Cholesterol?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 95mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sodium (difference - 709mg)
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Potato pancake Opinion
Calories 86 268 Potato pancake
Protein 1.57 6.08 Potato pancake
Fats 0.05 14.76 Potato pancake
Vitamin C 2.4 27.6 Potato pancake
Net carbs 17.1200008392334 24.510000228881836 Potato pancake
Carbs 20.12 27.81 Potato pancake
Cholesterol 0 95 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 11 Potato pancake
Iron 0.61 1.67 Potato pancake
Calcium 30 32 Potato pancake
Potassium 337 622 Potato pancake
Magnesium 25 36 Potato pancake
Sugar 4.18 1.79 Potato pancake
Fiber 3 3.3 Potato pancake
Copper 0.151 0.18 Potato pancake
Zinc 0.3 0.7 Potato pancake
Starch 12.65 20.88 Potato pancake
Phosphorus 47 128 Potato pancake
Sodium 55 764 Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187 113 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.23 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0.3 Potato pancake
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.158 Potato pancake
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.173 Potato pancake
Vitamin B3 0.557 1.672 Potato pancake
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.757 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.448 Potato pancake
Vitamin B12 0 0.29 Potato pancake
Vitamin K 1.8 2.7 Potato pancake
Folate 11 41 Potato pancake
Trans Fat 0 Potato pancake
Saturated Fat 0.018 2.496 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 3.73 Potato pancake
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 7.516 Potato pancake
Tryptophan 0.031 0.087 Potato pancake
Threonine 0.083 0.24 Potato pancake
Isoleucine 0.055 0.28 Potato pancake
Leucine 0.092 0.442 Potato pancake
Lysine 0.066 0.389 Potato pancake
Methionine 0.029 0.137 Potato pancake
Phenylalanine 0.089 0.3 Potato pancake
Valine 0.086 0.369 Potato pancake
Histidine 0.031 0.141 Potato pancake
Fructose 0.7 0.56 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. 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.