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Daikon vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Daikon and Jerusalem artichoke?

  • Daikon is richer in Vitamin C, yet Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 38% higher.
  • Daikon has 6 times more Vitamin C than Jerusalem artichoke. Daikon has 22mg of Vitamin C, while Jerusalem artichoke has 4mg.
  • Daikon contains less Sugar.

We used Radishes, oriental, 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 +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.1%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.1%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 17

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
Daikon
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +450%
Contains more Folate +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 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 C +450%
Contains more Folate +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.6g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.1g 0.01g Daikon
Carbs 4.1g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 18kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g 9.6g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 1.6g
Calcium 27mg 14mg Daikon
Iron 0.4mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 16mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 23mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 227mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 21mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.15mg 0.12mg Daikon
Copper 0.115mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 4mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.077mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 28µg 13µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.1µg Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003mg mg Daikon
Threonine 0.025mg mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02mg mg Daikon
Valine 0.028mg mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g 0.004g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g 0.001g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Daikon Jerusalem artichoke
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
11
Daikon
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
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%
Daikon
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Daikon
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.1g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/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.