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Jerusalem artichoke vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Cassava

  • Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, however Cassava is richer in Vitamin C, and Manganese.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 39% more than Cassava.
  • Cassava has 6 times less Sugar than Jerusalem artichoke. Jerusalem artichoke has 9.6g of Sugar, while Cassava has 1.7g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Cassava, 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 Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Potassium +58.3%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 24% 15% 34% 10% 12% 2%
Contains more Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Potassium +58.3%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%

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 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271%
Contains more Vitamin C +415%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Folate +107.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 69% 1% 4% 0% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 0% 5% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271%
Contains more Vitamin C +415%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Folate +107.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19

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 Cassava
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Cassava Opinion
Calories 73kcal 160kcal Cassava
Protein 2g 1.36g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.28g Cassava
Vitamin C 4mg 20.6mg Cassava
Net carbs 15.84g 36.26g Cassava
Carbs 17.44g 38.06g Cassava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 3.4mg 0.27mg Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14mg 16mg Cassava
Potassium 429mg 271mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 21mg Cassava
Sugar 9.6g 1.7g Cassava
Fiber 1.6g 1.8g Cassava
Copper 0.14mg 0.1mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.34mg Cassava
Starch g g
Phosphorus 78mg 27mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 13IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.19mg
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.087mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.048mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.854mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.107mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.088mg Cassava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.9µg Cassava
Folate 13µg 27µg Cassava
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.074g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.075g Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.048g Cassava
Tryptophan mg 0.019mg Cassava
Threonine mg 0.028mg Cassava
Isoleucine mg 0.027mg Cassava
Leucine mg 0.039mg Cassava
Lysine mg 0.044mg Cassava
Methionine mg 0.011mg Cassava
Phenylalanine mg 0.026mg Cassava
Valine mg 0.035mg Cassava
Histidine mg 0.02mg Cassava
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke Cassava
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
14
Cassava

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
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
38%
Cassava
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Cassava

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.074g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava 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 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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.