It is better to eat two servings of a similar vegetable, than no servings of vegetables at all. Although new potatoes and sweet potatoes are similar, they do have some differences. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and new potatoes are almost two times higher in potassium than sweet potatoes. However, eating a variety of vegetables is important for getting all the vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that your body needs. Check out our Fruit & Veggie Recipe Database for ideas on how to incorporate different veggies into your day.