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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" charts 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 Manganese +286.7%
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%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27% 31% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47% 8% 4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Manganese +286.7%
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%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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%
Contains more Choline +334.8%
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 Choline Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 4% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 17% 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%
Contains more Choline +334.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1700%
Contains more Water +18.3%
Contains more Protein +104.1%
Contains more Carbs +196.6%
Contains more Other +284.8%
6% 92%
Protein: 0.98 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 5.88 g
Water: 92.3 g
Other: 0.66 g
2% 17% 78% 3%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.01 g
Carbs: 17.44 g
Water: 78.01 g
Other: 2.54 g
Contains more Fats +1700%
Contains more Water +18.3%
Contains more Protein +104.1%
Contains more Carbs +196.6%
Contains more Other +284.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +7500%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
27% 13% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.076 g
80% 20%
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +7500%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Fructose 1.54g 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
Manganese 0.232mg 0.06mg Eggplant
Selenium 0.3µg 0.7µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 23IU 20IU Eggplant
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1µg
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.19mg Eggplant
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
Choline 6.9mg 30mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin K 3.5µg 0.1µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg Eggplant
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Eggplant
13%
Jerusalem artichoke
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Eggplant
28%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.