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Cucumber vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cucumber and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, while Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 39% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 164 times less Vitamin K than Cucumber. Cucumber contains 16.4µg of Vitamin K, while Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.1µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Cucumber is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Cucumber, with peel, 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 +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Iron +1114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Copper +241.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Iron +1114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Copper +241.5%

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 +425%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1226.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.5%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
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 +425%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1226.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.5%
Contains more Folate +85.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.65g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.11g 0.01g Cucumber
Carbs 3.63g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 15kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch 0.83g g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 9.6g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.6g Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 16mg 14mg Cucumber
Iron 0.28mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 13mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 24mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 147mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 2mg 4mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.12mg Cucumber
Copper 0.041mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 105IU 20IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.077mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 7µg 13µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 16.4µg 0.1µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.004g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.001g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cucumber 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
9
Cucumber
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
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
4%
Cucumber
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Cucumber
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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)

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.