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Eggplant vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Eggplant and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Eggplant is higher in Manganese, and Fiber, yet Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 40% more than Eggplant.
  • Eggplant contains 4 times more Manganese than Jerusalem artichoke. While Eggplant contains 0.232mg of Manganese, Jerusalem artichoke contains only 0.06mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Eggplant is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Eggplant, 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 less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +1378.3%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +87.3%
Contains more Copper +72.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +1378.3%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +87.3%
Contains more Copper +72.8%

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 +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Folate +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Vitamin C +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
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 +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Folate +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Vitamin C +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 2.88g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.98g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.18g 0.01g Eggplant
Carbs 5.88g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 25kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose 1.54g g Eggplant
Sugar 3.53g 9.6g Eggplant
Fiber 3g 1.6g Eggplant
Calcium 9mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 0.23mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 14mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 24mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 229mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 2mg 4mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.16mg 0.12mg Eggplant
Copper 0.081mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 23IU 20IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.19mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.039mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.037mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.649mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.281mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.084mg 0.077mg Eggplant
Folate 22µg 13µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.5µg 0.1µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.004g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.001g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eggplant 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
Eggplant
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
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
6%
Eggplant
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Eggplant
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 - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant 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 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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.