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Brussels sprout vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Brussels sprout and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Brussels sprout is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B6, and Fiber, yet Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Brussels sprout is 147% higher.
  • Brussels sprout contains 21 times more Vitamin C than Jerusalem artichoke. Brussels sprout contains 85mg of Vitamin C, while Jerusalem artichoke contains 4mg.

Food types used in this article are Brussels sprouts, 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 Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Iron +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Copper +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Iron +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Copper +100%

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 +3670%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +2025%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +184.4%
Contains more Folate +369.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +176900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
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 +3670%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +2025%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +184.4%
Contains more Folate +369.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +176900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 3.38g 2g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.01g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 43kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 9.6g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 1.6g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 14mg Brussels sprout
Iron 1.4mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Brussels sprout
Phosphorus 69mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 389mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 25mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.42mg 0.12mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 754IU 20IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.19mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 4mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.06mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.077mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 13µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 0.1µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.004g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.001g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brussels sprout 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
81
Brussels sprout
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.4g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.