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Yam vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Yam
Yam contains less Sugars (difference - 9.1g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.
Yam 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
Yam 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
16
Yam
10
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
19
Yam
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
Yam
5
:
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +529.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.8%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Iron +529.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.8%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%

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
Yam
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +327.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +590%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +280.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +327.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +590%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +280.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.4%

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%
Yam
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Yam
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 Yam Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 118 73 Yam
Protein 1.53 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.17 0.01 Yam
Vitamin C 17.1 4 Yam
Carbs 27.88 17.44 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.54 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 17 14 Yam
Potassium 816 429 Yam
Magnesium 21 17 Yam
Sugars 0.5 9.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Fiber 4.1 1.6 Yam
Copper 0.178 0.14 Yam
Zinc 0.24 0.12 Yam
Starch
Phosphorus 55 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 9 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 138 20 Yam
Vitamin E 0.35 0.19 Yam
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.112 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.552 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.314 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.077 Yam
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.3 0.1 Yam
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.004 Yam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.001 Yam
Tryptophan 0.012 Yam
Threonine 0.054 Yam
Isoleucine 0.052 Yam
Leucine 0.096 Yam
Lysine 0.059 Yam
Methionine 0.021 Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071 Yam
Valine 0.062 Yam
Histidine 0.034 Yam
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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