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Jerusalem artichoke vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Beetroot?

  • Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, yet Beetroot is richer in Folate, and Manganese.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 33% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Beetroot. Jerusalem artichoke has 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, while Beetroot has 0.031mg.

We used Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Beets, 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
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +191.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Contains more Iron +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +191.7%

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 E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +289.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +65%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Folate +738.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +545.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +289.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +65%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.5%
Contains more Folate +738.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Beetroot Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 6.76g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 1.61g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.17g Beetroot
Carbs 17.44g 9.56g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 43kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 6.76g Beetroot
Fiber 1.6g 2.8g Beetroot
Calcium 14mg 16mg Beetroot
Iron 3.4mg 0.8mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 23mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 78mg 40mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 325mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.35mg Beetroot
Copper 0.14mg 0.075mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 33IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.04mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 4.9mg Beetroot
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.031mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.04mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.334mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.155mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.067mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13µg 109µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.2µg Beetroot
Tryptophan mg 0.019mg Beetroot
Threonine mg 0.047mg Beetroot
Isoleucine mg 0.048mg Beetroot
Leucine mg 0.068mg Beetroot
Lysine mg 0.058mg Beetroot
Methionine mg 0.018mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Valine mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Histidine mg 0.021mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.027g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.032g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.06g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke Beetroot
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
13
Jerusalem artichoke
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
18
Beetroot

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
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
10%
Beetroot
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.84g)
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. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.