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Drumstick tree vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Drumstick tree and Jerusalem artichoke?

  • Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin B5, Folate, Magnesium, and Fiber, yet Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, and Copper.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 152% higher.
  • Drumstick tree has 4 times more Manganese than Jerusalem artichoke. Drumstick tree has 0.259mg of Manganese, while Jerusalem artichoke has 0.06mg.

We used Drumstick pods, 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 +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +164.7%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Iron +844.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Equal in Potassium - 429
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +164.7%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Iron +844.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Equal in Potassium - 429

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 +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.8%
Contains more Folate +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
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 +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.8%
Contains more Folate +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2.1g 2g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.01g Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 37kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.6g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 1.6g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 14mg Drumstick tree
Iron 0.36mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 45mg 17mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 461mg 429mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.45mg 0.12mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 74IU 20IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 4mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.06mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.397mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.077mg Drumstick tree
Folate 44µg 13µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Jerusalem artichoke
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.004g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.001g Drumstick tree

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree 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
52
Drumstick tree
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
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
13%
Drumstick tree
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.