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White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes

How do sweet potatoes and white potatoes compare when it comes to their nutrition profiles?


Both sweet and white potatoes provide similar amounts of key nutrients including protein (2g and 3g respectively), potassium and vitamin B6, all of which contribute to a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet.

Note: “White” potatoes refer to the seven common potato types: russet, yellow, white, red, purple/blue, fingerling and petite.


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