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Taro vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 9.2g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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.
Taro Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro 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
13
Taro
10
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
19
Taro
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
Taro
6
:
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Iron +518.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 78
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Iron +518.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 78

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
Taro
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%

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
9%
Taro
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Taro
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 Taro Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 112 73 Taro
Protein 1.5 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.2 0.01 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 4 Taro
Carbs 26.46 17.44 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 43 14 Taro
Potassium 591 429 Taro
Magnesium 33 17 Taro
Sugars 0.4 9.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Fiber 4.1 1.6 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.14 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.12 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 84 78 Taro
Sodium 11 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 76 20 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.19 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.6 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.077 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 0.1 Taro
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.004 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.001 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
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