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Jerusalem artichoke vs Daikon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Daikon?

  • Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Vitamin B5, yet Daikon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 38% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Daikon. Jerusalem artichoke has 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, while Daikon has 0.02mg.
  • Daikon contains less Sugar.

We used Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Radishes, oriental, 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 +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.1%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.1%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains less Sodium -81%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 16

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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Daikon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +450%
Contains more Folate +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
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 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +187.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +450%
Contains more Folate +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Daikon Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 2.5g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 0.6g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.1g Daikon
Carbs 17.44g 4.1g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 18kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 2.5g Daikon
Fiber 1.6g 1.6g
Calcium 14mg 27mg Daikon
Iron 3.4mg 0.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 16mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 78mg 23mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 227mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 21mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.15mg Daikon
Copper 0.14mg 0.115mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 22mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.02mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.02mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.138mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.046mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13µg 28µg Daikon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.3µg Daikon
Tryptophan mg 0.003mg Daikon
Threonine mg 0.025mg Daikon
Isoleucine mg 0.026mg Daikon
Leucine mg 0.031mg Daikon
Lysine mg 0.03mg Daikon
Methionine mg 0.006mg Daikon
Phenylalanine mg 0.02mg Daikon
Valine mg 0.028mg Daikon
Histidine mg 0.011mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.03g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.017g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.045g Daikon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Daikon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
11
Daikon
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
14
Daikon

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%
Daikon
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Daikon
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
0%
Daikon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Daikon
Daikon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.1g)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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.

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. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/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.