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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 Sugars 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
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Contains more Iron +1114.3%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +241.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +1114.3%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +241.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
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 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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Cucumber
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Cucumber

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Cucumber
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 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 contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (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)

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

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.