Butter, Unsalted vs. Sweet Potatoes

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Sweet Potatoes


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus sweet potatoes (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Butter, unsalted is high in calories and sweet potato has less calories than butter, unsalted - sweet potato has 86kcal of calories per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 717kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Sweet potato is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than butter, unsalted - sweet potato has 3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Butter, unsalted has less sugar than sweet potato - sweet potato has 4.2g of sugar per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Sweet potatoes and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of protein - sweet potato has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Butter, unsalted is high in saturated fat and sweet potato has less saturated fat than butter, unsalted - sweet potato has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 50.5g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Sweet potato has more Vitamin C than butter, unsalted - sweet potato has 2.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Both sweet potatoes and butter, unsalted are high in Vitamin A - sweet potato has 709ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 684ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Butter, unsalted has more Vitamin E than sweet potato - sweet potato has 0.26mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Sweet potato has more thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and folate, however, butter, unsalted contains more vitamin b12. Both butter, unsalted and sweet potatoes contain significant amounts of riboflavin.

Butter, Unsalted Sweet Potatoes
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.078 MG
Riboflavin 0.034 MG 0.061 MG
Niacin 0.042 MG 0.557 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG 0.8 MG
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG 0.209 MG
Folate 3 UG 11 UG
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Sweet potatoes and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of calcium - sweet potato has 30mg of calcium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Sweet potato has more iron than butter, unsalted - sweet potato has 0.61mg of iron per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron.

potassium

Sweet potato is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than butter, unsalted - sweet potato has 337mg of potassium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]
For specific types of carotenoids, sweet potato has more beta-carotene than butter, unsalted per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Sweet Potatoes
beta-carotene 158 UG 8509 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 7 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, butter, unsalted has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than sweet potato per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Sweet Potatoes
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 0.001 G
Total 1.18 G 0.001 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, butter, unsalted has more linoleic acid than sweet potato per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Sweet Potatoes
other omega 6 0.138 G ~
linoleic acid 1.83 G 0.013 G
Total 1.968 G 0.013 G

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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Butter, Unsalted (Butter, without salt) and Sweet Potatoes (Sweet potato, raw, unprepared) .

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