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Yam vs Succotash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Yam and Succotash?

  • Yam is richer in Potassium, and Vitamin B6, yet Succotash is richer in Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Succotash's daily need coverage for Iron is 16% higher.
  • Yam has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Succotash. Yam has 0.293mg of Vitamin B6, while Succotash has 0.13mg.

We used Yam, raw and Succotash, (corn and limas), 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
Yam
1
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Contains more Potassium +121.1%
Contains more Iron +238.9%
Contains more Magnesium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +154.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.186
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 69% 6% 33% 35% 62% 17% 49% 1%
Contains more Potassium +121.1%
Contains more Iron +238.9%
Contains more Magnesium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +154.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.186

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +187.5%
Contains more Folate +73.9%
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 51% 18% 0% 0% 53% 19% 30% 8% 30% 0% 0% 30%
Contains more Vitamin C +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +187.5%
Contains more Folate +73.9%

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
20
Succotash
Mineral Summary Score
25
Yam
34
Succotash

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
30%
Succotash
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
20%
Succotash
Fats
1%
Yam
5%
Succotash

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

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Yam Succotash
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 Saturated Fat?
Yam
Yam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.153g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Succotash
Succotash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Succotash
Succotash contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Succotash
Succotash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Succotash
Succotash is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Succotash
Succotash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 Succotash Opinion
Calories 118 99 Yam
Protein 1.53 5.03 Succotash
Fats 0.17 1.02 Succotash
Vitamin C 17.1 15.1 Yam
Carbs 27.88 19.59 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.54 1.83 Succotash
Calcium 17 18 Succotash
Potassium 816 369 Yam
Magnesium 21 48 Succotash
Sugar 0.5 Succotash
Fiber 4.1 3.8 Yam
Copper 0.178 0.186 Succotash
Zinc 0.24 0.61 Succotash
Starch
Phosphorus 55 113 Succotash
Sodium 9 4 Succotash
Vitamin A 138 292 Succotash
Vitamin E 0.35 Yam
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.112 0.208 Succotash
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.082 Succotash
Vitamin B3 0.552 1.587 Succotash
Vitamin B5 0.314 0.128 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.13 Yam
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.3 Yam
Folate 23 40 Succotash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.19 Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.198 Succotash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.489 Succotash
Tryptophan 0.012 0.056 Succotash
Threonine 0.054 0.209 Succotash
Isoleucine 0.052 0.284 Succotash
Leucine 0.096 0.443 Succotash
Lysine 0.059 0.295 Succotash
Methionine 0.021 0.068 Succotash
Phenylalanine 0.071 0.243 Succotash
Valine 0.062 0.306 Succotash
Histidine 0.034 0.16 Succotash
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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. Succotash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169300/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.