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Fall is here! Like clockwork, the usual bevy of sweet potato- or pumpkin-flavored food products will appear on our grocery shelves. And, many of these products will actually feature pumpkin or sweet potato as ingredients.
Let's compare these two autumn classics to help you make the best eating decisions for your kidney diet.
The choice between Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkins is relatively simple when you compare the numbers. One cup of boiled Sweet Potatoes earns a much lower grade than the same serving of Pumpkin, largely thanks to the 200% higher content of sugar and potassium in sweet potatoes. Even if your kidney diet doesn't yet restrict potassium, pumpkin is a better choice because of its lower sugar content.
Find more nutrition facts and other simple substitutes on Prenovate's Food-Grading Engine.