United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11507, Sweet potato, raw, unprepared
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Common Name: Sweetpotato, Includes USDA commodity food A230
Scientific Name:  Ipomoea batatas
Carbohydrate Factor: 4.03   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.78   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 28%   Refuse Description:   Parings and trimmings
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, cubes 133 g

sweetpotato, 5" long 130 g
Proximates Water 1 g 77.28 7 0.650 102.78 100.46
Proximates Energy kcal 86 -- -- 114 112
Proximates Energy kJ 359 -- -- 477 467
Proximates Protein 1 g 1.57 4 0.145 2.09 2.04
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 0.05 4 0.033 0.07 0.07
Proximates Ash 1 g 0.99 4 0.056 1.32 1.29
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 20.12 -- -- 26.76 26.16
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 3.0 1 -- 4.0 3.9
Proximates Sugars, total g 4.18 -- -- 5.56 5.43
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 2.52 6 0.126 3.35 3.28
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 0.96 6 0.269 1.28 1.25
Proximates Fructose 1 g 0.70 6 0.171 0.93 0.91
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 1 g 12.65 4 2.709 16.82 16.45
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 30 3 4.632 40 39
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 0.61 3 0.070 0.81 0.79
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 25 3 3.180 33 32
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 47 3 7.413 63 61
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 337 3 27.552 448 438
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 55 3 26.394 73 72
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 0.30 3 0.033 0.40 0.39
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.151 3 0.015 0.201 0.196
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 0.258 3 0.052 0.343 0.335
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.6 1 -- 0.8 0.8
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg 2.4 4 1.038 3.2 3.1
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.078 4 0.007 0.104 0.101
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.061 4 0.005 0.081 0.079
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 0.557 4 0.076 0.741 0.724
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.800 4 0.152 1.064 1.040
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.209 4 0.014 0.278 0.272
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 11 4 1.685 15 14
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 11 4 1.685 15 14
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 11 -- -- 15 14
Vitamins Choline, total mg 12.3 -- -- 16.4 16.0
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 709 -- -- 943 922
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 µg 8509 43 224.125 11317 11062
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1, 4, 5, 7 µg 7 41 3.110 9 9
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1, 4, 7 µg 0 38 0.000 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 14187 -- -- 18869 18443
Vitamins Lycopene 1, 7 µg 0 5 0.000 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 7 µg 0 1 -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 0.26 2 -- 0.35 0.34
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.01 2 -- 0.01 0.01
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 1.8 2 -- 2.4 2.3
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.018 -- -- 0.024 0.023
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 0.018 2 -- 0.024 0.023
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.001 2 -- 0.001 0.001
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.001 -- -- 0.001 0.001
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.001 2 -- 0.001 0.001
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.014 -- -- 0.019 0.018
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 0.013 2 -- 0.017 0.017
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.001 2 -- 0.001 0.001
Lipids 18:4 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 12 -- -- 16 16
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1 g 0.031 -- -- 0.041 0.040
Amino Acids Threonine 1 g 0.083 -- -- 0.110 0.108
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1 g 0.055 -- -- 0.073 0.072
Amino Acids Leucine 1 g 0.092 -- -- 0.122 0.120
Amino Acids Lysine 1 g 0.066 -- -- 0.088 0.086
Amino Acids Methionine 1 g 0.029 -- -- 0.039 0.038
Amino Acids Cystine 1 g 0.022 -- -- 0.029 0.029
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1 g 0.089 -- -- 0.118 0.116
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1 g 0.034 -- -- 0.045 0.044
Amino Acids Valine 1 g 0.086 -- -- 0.114 0.112
Amino Acids Arginine 1 g 0.055 -- -- 0.073 0.072
Amino Acids Histidine 1 g 0.031 -- -- 0.041 0.040
Amino Acids Alanine 1 g 0.077 -- -- 0.102 0.100
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1 g 0.382 -- -- 0.508 0.497
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1 g 0.155 -- -- 0.206 0.201
Amino Acids Glycine 1 g 0.063 -- -- 0.084 0.082
Amino Acids Proline 1 g 0.052 -- -- 0.069 0.068
Amino Acids Serine 1 g 0.088 -- -- 0.117 0.114
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Flavones Apigenin 9 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 9 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Kaempferol 9 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 9 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 9 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 10, 11 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 10, 11 mg 0.01 2 -- 0.01 0.01
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 10, 11 mg 0.01 2 -- 0.01 0.01
Isoflavones Biochanin A mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0

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