Nutritional Info for Asian/Japanese/Korean Sweet Potato (satsumaimo and/or goguma)

Commented on December 04, 2015
Created December 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Does any one have a source for this information? I'm looking for the data on the chestnut-flavored tuber with red skin and creamy-colored flesh that turns golden when cooked. It's my understanding that this tuber is less sugary and more starchy than the more common (in the States, anyway) orange-flesh "jewel yam."

Elsewhere on Paleohacks I found a value of "100g raw yields 132 calories." (From this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/131373/satsumaimo-japanese-variety-versus-sweet-potato-american-orange-variety ). I am wondering if anyone has a source on the rest of the data? Perhaps someone with a reading knowledge of Japanese or Korean might be able to get this information from a Japanese or Korean site?

Thank you!

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on December 04, 2015
at 08:38 PM

This says YAM.  As alwasys, Yam is often confused with Sweet Potato, Asian, American, or otherwise.  They are two different species.  This link could be for a yam, or a sweet potato.  


on January 16, 2013
at 06:14 PM


I love jap sweets. They're my go-to.


on January 02, 2013
at 04:41 PM

I have googled more deeply, and solved most of the mystery. But I'd still like to know how much of the carb comes from sugar, and what (if any) Vitamin A/beta carotene content these guys have.

Numbers below come from this site: http://shizuokagourmet.com/2011/02/24/japanese-vegetables-4-sweet-potatoessatuma-imo%E8%96%A9%E6%91%A9%E8%8A%8B/

-Analytic data (as per 100g): Energy: 132 kcal Water: 66.1 g Proteins: 1.2 g Carbohydrates: 31.5 g

Inorganic qualities: Natrium: 4 mg Potassium: 470 mg Magnesium: 40 mg Iron: 0.7 mg Copper: 0.18 mg Manganese: 0.44 g

Vitamins: B1: 0.11mg C: 29 mg E: 1.6 mg

Dietary fibers: 2.3 g


on December 31, 2012
at 11:20 PM

I'm curious about this one myself. I've recently decided these are just too cloyingly sweet for me, but I do eat one occasionally and I've casually wondered.

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