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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 RAE.
  • 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
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Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.5%
Contains more Potassium +416.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Iron +211.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 15% 24% 72% 2% 7% 60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.5%
Contains more Potassium +416.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
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 A +1823.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +396.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +260.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 7% 0% 57% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 18% 0% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 21%
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 A +1823.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +396.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +260.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 23.78g 3.2g Yam
Protein 1.53g 1.1g Yam
Fats 0.17g 0.3g Pimiento
Carbs 27.88g 5.1g Yam
Calories 118kcal 23kcal Yam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.5g 2.71g Yam
Fiber 4.1g 1.9g Yam
Calcium 17mg 6mg Yam
Iron 0.54mg 1.68mg Pimiento
Magnesium 21mg 6mg Yam
Phosphorus 55mg 17mg Yam
Potassium 816mg 158mg Yam
Sodium 9mg 14mg Yam
Zinc 0.24mg 0.19mg Yam
Copper 0.178mg 0.049mg Yam
Vitamin A 138IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.1mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.017mg Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.06mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.552mg 0.615mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.314mg 0.01mg Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.215mg Yam
Folate 23µg 6µg Yam
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.3µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.014mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.054mg 0.04mg Yam
Isoleucine 0.052mg 0.036mg Yam
Leucine 0.096mg 0.058mg Yam
Lysine 0.059mg 0.049mg Yam
Methionine 0.021mg 0.013mg Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071mg 0.034mg Yam
Valine 0.062mg 0.046mg Yam
Histidine 0.034mg 0.022mg Yam
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.045g Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.02g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.161g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Yam Pimiento
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
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

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.

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.