Sweet potato vs normal potato


White potatoes have received a bad reputation in the past few years, and sweet potatoes started being suggested as the better, healthier alternative. But the real question is: What’s the difference between the two? Is one really healthier than the other? Here’s the breakdown, and my suggestion for the best option!

  • Sweet potatoes have more vitamin C
  • Sweet potatoes have more fibre than white potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes have more sugar than white potatoes, but natural sugar
  • Both are great sources of iron and magnesium
  • Both white and sweet potatoes are equal in calories, proteins and carbs


So there are the top five biggest differences between white potatoes and sweet potatoes. What are your thoughts? Which of the two would you choose to eat? Personally, I love the taste of white potatoes, but sweet potato makes me feel fuller! The great thing about sweet potatoes is that they don’t need much added to them to make them delicious! I add cinnamon to mine, and they are perfect, whereas with white potatoes, I always want to add lots of oil, salt and pepper, and spices.

It mainly comes down to which you prefer, since both are equal in most ways, and it also depends on how you eat them! Be sure to keep an eye on what you are putting on your potatoes. If you eat them loaded every time, they definitely aren’t as healthy as they can be.


Which do you prefer: white potatoes or sweet potatoes?