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Yam vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Yam and Pimiento

  • Yam has more Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Pimiento has more Vitamin C, Iron, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pimiento is 75% higher.
  • Pimiento has 31 times less Vitamin B5 than Yam. Yam has 0.314mg of Vitamin B5, while Pimiento has 0.01mg.

Food types used in this article are Yam, raw and Pimento, canned.

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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
Yam
7
:
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +416.5%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Contains more Iron +211.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 2% 14% 5% 17% 6% 8% 2%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +416.5%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Contains more Iron +211.1%

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
Yam
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +558.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3040%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +396.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1823.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +260.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 9% 7% 0% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 0% 6% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 283% 160% 14% 0% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 0% 21% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +558.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +3040%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +396.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1823.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +260.9%

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
19
Yam
47
Pimiento
Mineral Summary Score
25
Yam
14
Pimiento

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%
Yam
7%
Pimiento
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
5%
Pimiento
Fats
1%
Yam
1%
Pimiento

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.
Yam Pimiento
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Yam Pimiento
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?
Yam
Yam is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yam
Yam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Yam Pimiento Opinion
Calories 118 23 Yam
Protein 1.53 1.1 Yam
Fats 0.17 0.3 Pimiento
Vitamin C 17.1 84.9 Pimiento
Carbs 27.88 5.1 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.54 1.68 Pimiento
Calcium 17 6 Yam
Potassium 816 158 Yam
Magnesium 21 6 Yam
Sugar 0.5 2.71 Yam
Fiber 4.1 1.9 Yam
Copper 0.178 0.049 Yam
Zinc 0.24 0.19 Yam
Starch
Phosphorus 55 17 Yam
Sodium 9 14 Yam
Vitamin A 138 2655 Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.35 0.69 Pimiento
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.112 0.017 Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.06 Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.552 0.615 Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.314 0.01 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.215 Yam
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.3 8.3 Pimiento
Folate 23 6 Yam
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.045 Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.02 Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.161 Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.012 0.014 Pimiento
Threonine 0.054 0.04 Yam
Isoleucine 0.052 0.036 Yam
Leucine 0.096 0.058 Yam
Lysine 0.059 0.049 Yam
Methionine 0.021 0.013 Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071 0.034 Yam
Valine 0.062 0.046 Yam
Histidine 0.034 0.022 Yam
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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. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/nutrients
  2. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.