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

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 A +65%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Folate +738.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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 A +65%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Folate +738.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.61g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.17g 0.01g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 43kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 9.6g Beetroot
Fiber 2.8g 1.6g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 14mg Beetroot
Iron 0.8mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 325mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 78mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.35mg 0.12mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 33IU 20IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 4mg Beetroot
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.077mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 109µg 13µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0.1µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.004g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.001g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot 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
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

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.

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.