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Ginger vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ginger and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Ginger has more Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium, however Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, Vitamin B1 and Phosphorus.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 35% more.
  • Ginger has 4 times more Manganese than Jerusalem artichoke. Ginger has 0.229mg of Manganese, while Jerusalem artichoke has 0.06mg.
  • Ginger is lower in Sugars.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Ginger root, 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
Ginger
4
:
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +61.4%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Equal in Potassium - 429
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +61.4%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
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
Ginger
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.6%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 +25%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.6%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
9
Ginger
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
3%
Ginger
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.
Ginger Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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 - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.203g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sugars (difference - 7.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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 Ginger Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 80 73 Ginger
Protein 1.82 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.75 0.01 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 4 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 17.44 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 16 14 Ginger
Potassium 415 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 43 17 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 9.6 Ginger
Fiber 2 1.6 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.14 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.12 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 34 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 13 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 0 20 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.26 0.19 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.75 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.077 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 11 13 Jerusalem artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.004 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.001 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.057 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 Ginger
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.