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Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Description

Sweet potato (also ocarina), the sweet, edible tuber of the Ipomoea batatas, of the Convolvulus family, also called the sweet potato. This is among nature's most concentrated vegetable sources of vitamin A. It is also high in vitamin C, potassium, manganese, copper and riboflavin.

Available throughout the year, with peak supplies from September through January.

Caloric Content

1 2 3
Calories: 161 144 106
Protein: 2.4 .91 1.26 gm
Carbohydrates: 3729.2524.85 gm
Fiber: 1.8 .41 .55 gm
Total fats: .6 3.41 .031 gm
Saturated fats:.0351.418 .068 gm
Unsaturated fats:.077 .812 .150 gm
Cholesterol: 0 8 0 mg



1. Raw - 1 large, 146 grams
2. Candied - 1 piece, 105 grams
3. Canned, Syrup Packed, Drained - 1/2 cup, 98 grams

4 5 6
Calories: 183 88 103
Protein: 3.30 1.51 1.72 gm
Carbohydrates:42.2520.5924.27 gm
Fiber: 1.41 .68 .80 gm
Total fats: .40 .11 .11 gm
Saturated fats: .086 .023 .024 gm
Unsaturated fats: .186 .051 .053 gm
Cholesterol: 0 0 0 mg



4. Canned, Vacuum Packed - 1 cup pieces, 200 grams
5. Frozen, Baked - 1/2 cup cubes, 88 grams
6. With Skin, Baked - 1/2 cup mashed, 100 grams

Vitamin Content

1 2 3
Vitamin A:923043997014 IU
Thiamine: .1 .019 .025 mg
Vitamin B-2: .08 .044 .037 mg
Vitamin B-6: - .043 .061 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 .032 0 mcg
Biotin: - - - mcg
Niacin: .8 .414 .333 mg
Pantothenic Acid: - - .394 mg
Folic acid: .026 12.0 - mcg
Vitamin C: 25 7.0 10.6 mg
Vitamin E: - - - IU



1. Raw - 1 large, 146 grams
2. Candied - 1 piece, 105 grams
3. Canned, Syrup Packed, Drained - 1/2 cup, 98 grams

4 5
Vitamin A:1596514441 IU
Thiamine: .074 .058 mg
Vitamin B-2: .114 .049 mg
Vitamin B-6: .380 .164 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 0 mcg
Biotin: - - mcg
Niacin: 14.82 .488 mg
Pantothenic Acid: 1.046 4.93 mg
Folic acid: 33.2 19.6 mcg
Vitamin C: 52.8 8.0 mg
Vitamin E: - - IU



4. Canned, Vacuum Packed - 1 cup pieces, 200 grams
5. Frozen, Baked - 1/2 cup cubes, 88 grams

6 USRDA
Vitamin A:218225000 IU
Thiamine: .073 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2: .127 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6: .241 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin: .604 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: .646 10 mg
Folic acid: 22.6 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 24.6 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU



6. With Skin, Baked - 1/2 cup mashed, 100 grams

Mineral Content

1 2 3
Calcium: 46 27 16 mg
Copper: .22.107.164 mg
Iron: 11.19 .93 mg
Magnesium: - 12 12 mg
Manganese: - -.603 mg
Phosphorus: 66 27 25 mg
Potassium: 342 198 189 mg
Selenium: - - - mcg
Sodium: 14 73 38 mg
Zinc: - .16 .16 mg



1. Raw - 1 large, 146 grams
2. Candied - 1 piece, 105 grams
3. Canned, Syrup Packed, Drained - 1/2 cup, 98 grams

4 5
Calcium: 44 31 mg
Copper:.278.161 mg
Iron:1.77 .47 mg
Magnesium: 45 18 mg
Manganese: .910.585 mg
Phosphorus: 98 39 mg
Potassium: 625 332 mg
Selenium: - - mcg
Sodium: 107 7 mg
Zinc: .36 .26 mg



4. Canned, Vacuum Packed - 1 cup pieces, 200 grams
5. Frozen, Baked - 1/2 cup cubes, 88 grams

6 USRDA
Calcium: 281000 mg
Copper:.208 2 mg
Iron: .45 18 mg
Magnesium: 20 400 mg
Manganese: .560 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 551000 mg
Potassium: 348 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 10 n/a mg
Zinc: .29 15 mg



6. With Skin, Baked - 1/2 cup mashed, 100 grams

Amino Acid Content

1 2 3
Tryptophan:.031.012.016 gm
Threonine:.125.045.063 gm
Isoleucine:.125.046.063 gm
Leucine:.184.068.092 gm
Lysine:.124.046.062 gm
Methionine:.061.022.031 gm
Cysteine:.020.007.010 gm
Phenylalanine:.150.055.075 gm
Tyrosine:.104.038.052 gm
Valine:.163.060.082 gm
Arginine: .117.042.059 gm
Histidine:.047.018.024 gm
Alanine: .137.049.069 gm
Aspartic acid:.431.153.216 gm
Glutamic acid:.247.093.123 gm
Glycine:.114.041.057 gm
Proline:.111.042.055 gm
Serine:.130.047.065 gm



1. Raw - 1 large, 146 grams
2. Candied - 1 piece, 105 grams
3. Canned, Syrup Packed, Drained - 1/2 cup, 98 grams

4 5 6
Tryptophan:.040.018.021 gm
Threonine:.164.075.086 gm
Isoleucine:.166.076.086 gm
Leucine:.242.111.126 gm
Lysine:.162.074.085 gm
Methionine: .080.037.042 gm
Cysteine:.026.012.014 gm
Phenylalanine:.198.091.103 gm
Tyrosine:.136.062.071 gm
Valine:.216.099.112 gm
Arginine:.154.070.080 gm
Histidine:.062.028.032 gm
Alanine:.180.083.094 gm
Aspartic acid:.566.258.295 gm
Glutamic acid:.324.148.169 gm
Glycine:.150.069.078 gm
Proline:.146.066.076 gm
Serine: .172.078.089 gm



4. Canned, Vacuum Packed - 1 cup pieces, 200 grams
5. Frozen, Baked - 1/2 cup cubes, 88 grams
6. With Skin, Baked - 1/2 cup mashed, 100 grams

References

Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1984.

Produce Availability & Merchandising Guide. The Packer. 1989.

Rosenthal, S. Fresh Food. E. P. Dutton: New York. 1978.

United States Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods: Vegetables and Vegetable Products-Raw-Processed-Prepared. Washington D.C. 1984.