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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
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Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +164.7%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Iron +844.4%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +56%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Potassium - 429
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +164.7%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Iron +844.4%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +56%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
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 C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin A +270%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin A +270%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
13%
Drumstick tree
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 contains less Sugars?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Drumstick tree Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 37 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2.1 2 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.01 Drumstick tree
Vitamin C 141 4 Drumstick tree
Carbs 8.53 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.36 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 30 14 Drumstick tree
Potassium 461 429 Drumstick tree
Magnesium 45 17 Drumstick tree
Sugars 9.6 Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2 1.6 Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.45 0.12 Drumstick tree
Starch
Phosphorus 50 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 42 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 74 20 Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.06 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.794 0.397 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.077 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 44 13 Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.033 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102 0.004 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003 0.001 Drumstick tree
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.