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Turnip vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (difference - 5.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Turnip Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip 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
12
Turnip
10
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
9
Turnip
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
Turnip
2
:
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Iron +1033.3%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Iron +1033.3%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -94%

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
Turnip
2
:
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.5%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.5%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
5%
Turnip
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Turnip
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 Turnip Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 28 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.9 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.1 0.01 Turnip
Vitamin C 21 4 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 30 14 Turnip
Potassium 191 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 11 17 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugars 3.8 9.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Fiber 1.8 1.6 Turnip
Copper 0.085 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.27 0.12 Turnip
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Phosphorus 27 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 67 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 0 20 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.03 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.077 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.004 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.001 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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