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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" charts 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 Manganese +448.3%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25% 43% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47% 8% 4%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +191.7%
Contains more Manganese +448.3%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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%
Contains more Choline +400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 4% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 17% 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%
Contains more Choline +400%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1600%
Contains more Water +12.3%
Contains more Protein +24.2%
Contains more Carbs +82.4%
Contains more Other +135.2%
10% 88%
Protein: 1.61 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 9.56 g
Water: 87.58 g
Other: 1.08 g
2% 17% 78% 3%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.01 g
Carbs: 17.44 g
Water: 78.01 g
Other: 2.54 g
Contains more Fats +1600%
Contains more Water +12.3%
Contains more Protein +24.2%
Contains more Carbs +82.4%
Contains more Other +135.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +700%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5900%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
23% 27% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.06 g
80% 20%
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +700%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5900%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 0.329mg 0.06mg Beetroot
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 33IU 20IU Beetroot
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 1µg Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
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
Choline 6mg 30mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0.1µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg Beetroot
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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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Jerusalem artichoke
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Beetroot
13%
Jerusalem artichoke
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Beetroot
28%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.