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Arrowroot vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Arrowroot and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Arrowroot has more Folate, and Vitamin B6, however Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 81% more than Jerusalem artichoke.
  • Arrowroot has 5 times more Zinc than Jerusalem artichoke. While Arrowroot has 0.63mg of Zinc, Jerusalem artichoke has only 0.12mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Arrowroot, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, raw.

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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
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +425%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Copper +15.7%
Equal in Potassium - 429
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +425%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Copper +15.7%
Equal in Potassium - 429

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
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.5%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.5%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 4.24g 2g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.01g Arrowroot
Carbs 13.39g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 65kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.6g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 1.6g Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 6mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 2.22mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 25mg 17mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 98mg 78mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 429mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.63mg 0.12mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 19IU 20IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 1.3mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.077mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 13µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Jerusalem artichoke
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.004g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.001g Arrowroot

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Arrowroot Jerusalem artichoke
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
33
Jerusalem artichoke

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.6g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.