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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 Sugar.

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
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Copper +61.4%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Equal in Potassium - 429
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Copper +61.4%
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
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Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.82g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.75g 0.01g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 17.44g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 73kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 9.6g Ginger
Fiber 2g 1.6g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 14mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 43mg 17mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 415mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 13mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.34mg 0.12mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.14mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.19mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 4mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.077mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 13µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.004g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.001g Ginger

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Ginger 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
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 food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
3%
Ginger
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

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 is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.