Sweet potato nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size
Sweet potato Glycemic index (GI)
Sweet potato consists of 20 g of carbohydrates per 100 g. This plant contains 4.2 g sugars per 100 g.
Based on the numbers from The International Tables of Glycemic Index, and the mean of three studies, the glycemic index of sweet potato is 62.
The glycemic index of sweet potatoes from New Zealand falls in the range of 77±12, while the GI of sweet potatoes from Canada falls in the range of 48±6. The lowest glycemic index has sweet potato from Australia. It is equal to 44 .
The cooked sweet potatoes from Australia have also Gi equal to 44, when peeled, cubed and cooked sweet potato from Jamaica has a higher GI; 46±5. According to the mean of nine studies, cooked sweet potato, peeled, cut into pieces, and boiled for 8 min has GI that falls in the range of 70±6. .
In addition, sweet potato, peeled, cubed, and boiled in salted water, has GI equal to 59 .
According to the study, sweet potato, peeled and fried in vegetable oil, has a GI value that falls in the range of 76±7 .
Since sweet potatoes have a relatively high Glycemic index, large amounts in a meal may be unsuitable for people with type 2 diabetes. However, boiling seems to be associated with lower GI values than baking, frying, or roasting .
By following the link, you can find the glycemic index table for many foods and beverages.
Important nutritional characteristics for Sweet potato
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Fiber content ratio for Sweet potato
All nutrients for Sweet potato per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Protein||4%||81%||1.57g||1.8 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||0%||95%||0.05g||666.2 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||7%||35%||20.12g||1.4 times less than Rice|
|Calories||4%||76%||86kcal||1.8 times more than Orange|
|Starch||5%||93%||12.65g||1.2 times less than Potato|
|Fructose||1%||87%||0.7g||8.4 times less than Apple|
|Sugar||0%||50%||4.18g||2.1 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||12%||27%||3g||1.3 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||3%||44%||30mg||4.2 times less than Milk|
|Iron||8%||73%||0.61mg||4.3 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||6%||43%||25mg||5.6 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||7%||78%||47mg||3.9 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||10%||28%||337mg||2.3 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||2%||69%||55mg||8.9 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||3%||80%||0.3mg||21 times less than Beef|
|Copper||17%||37%||0.15mg||1.1 times more than Shiitake|
|Vitamin E||2%||70%||0.26mg||5.6 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin C||3%||35%||2.4mg||22.1 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||7%||57%||0.08mg||3.4 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||5%||77%||0.06mg||2.1 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||3%||77%||0.56mg||17.2 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||16%||41%||0.8mg||1.4 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||16%||48%||0.21mg||1.8 times more than Oat|
|Folate||3%||59%||11µg||5.5 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||2%||66%||1.8µg||56.4 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||90%||0.03mg||9.8 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||91%||0.08mg||8.7 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||94%||0.06mg||16.6 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||93%||0.09mg||26.4 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||93%||0.07mg||6.8 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||92%||0.03mg||3.3 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||91%||0.09mg||7.5 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0%||92%||0.09mg||23.6 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||93%||0.03mg||24.2 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||0%||91%||0.02g||327.5 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0%||96%||0g||9799 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0%||95%||0.01g||3369.6 times less than Walnut|
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.