Sweet potatoes start shining in the fiber department.
Though they live up to their name with more
They also come with more calcium.
Both are good sources of iron
Regular spuds have more phosphorus
And more of that famous potato potassium.
Sweet potatoes have a pinch more sodium.
But are way higher in vitamin C.
potatoes clobber white with beta
Still, white potatoes eke out a win with niacin, aka vitamin B3.
They also contain much more folate, which powers brain
But sweet potatoes really bring their A game
with oodles of vitamin A.
Baked Potato: 6
Sweet Potato: 6
THE BOTTOM LINE: News flash: Both potatoes are good for you! It’s technically a tie, but we love sweet potatoes for their insane amounts of vitamin A and beta-carotene. They may be sweeter, but they’ve got the fiber to make it work.
WHAT TO BUY: Always, always spring for organic potatoes. Conventional potatoes are subjected to multiple rounds of fungicide and herbicide treatments, and you can’t wash all the chemicals off.
JUST SO YOU KNOW: We used the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference from the USDA. These figures reflect your average white potatoes and sweet potatoes.