Russet Potato vs. Yellow Corn

Nutrition comparison of Russet Potato and Cooked Yellow Corn


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

We compared the nutritional contents of russet potato versus cooked yellow corn (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in russet potato and yellow corn:

  • Both yellow corn and russet potato are high in potassium.
  • Yellow corn has more pantothenic acid, however, russet potato contains more Vitamin B6.
  • Yellow corn is a great source of dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of russet potato and yellow corn is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Russet Potato (Potatoes, russet, flesh and skin, raw (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Yellow Corn (Corn, sweet, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between russet potato and yellow corn. marks particularly rich nutrients.


Calories and Carbs

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Yellow corn and russet potato contain similar amounts of calories - yellow corn has 96 calories per 100 grams and russet potato has 79 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, russet potato is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to yellow corn for protein. Russet potato has a macronutrient ratio of 11:89:1 and for yellow corn, 12:76:12 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Russet Potato Yellow Corn
Protein 11% 12%
Carbohydrates 89% 76%
Fat 1% 12%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Yellow corn and russet potato contain similar amounts carbs - yellow corn has 21g of total carbs per 100 grams and russet potato has 18.1g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Yellow corn is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 85% more dietary fiber than russet potato - yellow corn has 2.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and russet potato has 1.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Yellow corn and russet potato contain similar amounts of sugar - yellow corn has 4.5g of sugar per 100 grams and russet potato has 0.62g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Yellow corn and russet potato contain similar amounts of protein - yellow corn has 3.4g of protein per 100 grams and russet potato has 2.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both yellow corn and russet potato are low in saturated fat - yellow corn has 0.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and russet potato has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Yellow corn and russet potato contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - yellow corn has 5.5mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and russet potato has 5.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Yellow corn has more Vitamin A than russet potato - yellow corn has 13ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and russet potato does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Yellow corn and russet potato contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - yellow corn has 0.09mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and russet potato has 0.01mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Yellow corn and russet potato contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - yellow corn has 0.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and russet potato has 1.8ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Yellow corn has more pantothenic acid, however, russet potato contains more Vitamin B6. Both russet potato and yellow corn contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate.

Russet Potato Yellow Corn
Thiamin 0.082 MG 0.093 MG
Riboflavin 0.033 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 1.035 MG 1.683 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.301 MG 0.792 MG
Vitamin B6 0.345 MG 0.139 MG
Folate 14 UG 23 UG

Minerals

calcium

Russet potato has 333% more calcium than yellow corn - yellow corn has 3mg of calcium per 100 grams and russet potato has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Russet potato has 91% more iron than yellow corn - yellow corn has 0.45mg of iron per 100 grams and russet potato has 0.86mg of iron.

potassium

Both yellow corn and russet potato are high in potassium. Russet potato has 91% more potassium than yellow corn - yellow corn has 218mg of potassium per 100 grams and russet potato has 417mg 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,

Russet Potato Yellow Corn
lutein + zeaxanthin 5 UG 906 UG
beta-carotene ~ 66 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 23 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both russet potato and yellow corn contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Russet Potato Yellow Corn
alpha linoleic acid 0.01 G 0.018 G
Total 0.01 G 0.018 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, yellow corn has more linoleic acid than russet potato per 100 grams.

Russet Potato Yellow Corn
linoleic acid 0.032 G 0.586 G
Total 0.032 G 0.586 G



Customize your serving size


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: Russet Potato (Potatoes, russet, flesh and skin, raw (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Yellow Corn (Corn, sweet, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt) .

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