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Onion vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Onion
Onion contains less Sugars (difference - 5.36g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Onion Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Jerusalem artichoke
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
6
Onion
10
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
6
Onion
20
Jerusalem artichoke

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Onion
2
:
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Iron +1519%
Contains more Potassium +193.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +259%
Contains more Phosphorus +169%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Iron +1519%
Contains more Potassium +193.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Copper +259%
Contains more Phosphorus +169%
Equal in Sodium - 4

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Onion
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +85%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1020.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +85%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1020.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.8%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
7%
Onion
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Onion
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Onion Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 40 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.1 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.1 0.01 Onion
Vitamin C 7.4 4 Onion
Carbs 9.34 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 23 14 Onion
Potassium 146 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 10 17 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugars 4.24 9.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Fiber 1.7 1.6 Onion
Copper 0.039 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.17 0.12 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 4
Vitamin A 2 20 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.02 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.116 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.077 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 0.1 Onion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.004 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.001 Onion
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
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