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Jerusalem artichoke vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Cucumber

  • Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, while Cucumber has more Vitamin K.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 39% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 13 times less Vitamin B3 than Jerusalem artichoke. Jerusalem artichoke contains 1.3mg of Vitamin B3, while Cucumber contains 0.098mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Cucumber is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 +1114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Copper +241.5%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
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% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Iron +1114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Copper +241.5%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%

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 +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1226.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.5%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +425%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%
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 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1226.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.5%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +425%
Contains more Vitamin K +16300%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 3.13g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 0.65g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.11g Cucumber
Carbs 17.44g 3.63g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 15kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 9.6g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 1.6g 0.5g Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14mg 16mg Cucumber
Iron 3.4mg 0.28mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 13mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 78mg 24mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 147mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.12mg 0.2mg Cucumber
Copper 0.14mg 0.041mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.03mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 2.8mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.027mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.033mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.098mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.259mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.04mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13µg 7µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine mg 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine mg 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.037g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.005g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.032g Cucumber

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Jerusalem artichoke Cucumber
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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Cucumber

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 - 0.037g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.