Potatoes are one of the most popular foods in the nation, but no two varieties were made equal. Today on the blog, we're taking two of the most popular types, sweet potatoes and white potatoes, and giving you the low down on which is healthier. Check out our comparison on the blog, right here!
Sweet potatoes are lower in calorie
One medium sweet potato rounds out to about 100 calories per pop. A medium white potato, on the other hand, packs in about 160 calories a potato. If your goal is to cut calories, then look no further than a sweet potato for your needs. However, if you want to increase your calorie intake, then a white potato will be your best friend.
White potatoes have more protein
Sweet potatoes will give you about 2.3 grams of protein per serving. However, white potatoes almost double that, at 4.3 grams of protein per serving. Go white potatoes!
Sweet potatoes have less carbs
If you're being conscious of your carb intake, sweet potatoes have notably less carbohydrates than white potatoes, at 23 grams vs 37 grams.
They have equal amounts of fiber
Each variety of potato has around 3.8 grams of fiber per serving. Eat up!
They have virtually the same amount of vitamins -- except Vitamin A
Sweet potatoes have 438% of your daily recommended Vitamin A supplies, whereas white potatoes drop off the deep end with 0%. However, when it comes to most other micronutrients, there are only small differences in what each potato provides.