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Beetroot vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Beetroot and Jerusalem artichoke?

  • Beetroot is richer in Folate, and Manganese, yet Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 33% higher.
  • Beetroot has 8 times more Folate than Jerusalem artichoke. Beetroot has 109µg of Folate, while Jerusalem artichoke has 13µg.

We used Beets, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +191.7%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +191.7%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%

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 C +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +65%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +738.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +289.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +65%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +738.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +289.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%

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
12
Beetroot
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

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.
Beetroot Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.84g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 43 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.61 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.17 0.01 Beetroot
Vitamin C 4.9 4 Beetroot
Net carbs 6.760000228881836 15.84000015258789 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 9.56 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 16 14 Beetroot
Potassium 325 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 23 17 Beetroot
Sugar 6.76 9.6 Beetroot
Fiber 2.8 1.6 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.35 0.12 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 40 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 78 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 33 20 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.334 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.077 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0.1 Beetroot
Folate 109 13 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.004 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.001 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 Beetroot
Fructose

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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.