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Jerusalem artichoke vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Drumstick tree?

  • Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, and Copper, yet Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin B5, Folate, Magnesium, and Fiber.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 152% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 9 times more Iron than Drumstick tree. Jerusalem artichoke has 3.4mg of Iron, while Drumstick tree has 0.36mg.

We used Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Drumstick pods, 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 +844.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +164.7%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Equal in Potassium - 461
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% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Contains more Iron +844.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +164.7%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Equal in Potassium - 461

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 B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.8%
Contains more Folate +238.5%
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 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +3425%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.8%
Contains more Folate +238.5%

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 Drumstick tree
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 5.33g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.01g 0.2g Drumstick tree
Carbs 17.44g 8.53g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 37kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g g Drumstick tree
Fiber 1.6g 3.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 14mg 30mg Drumstick tree
Iron 3.4mg 0.36mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 78mg 50mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 4mg 42mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.45mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.14mg 0.084mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 74IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E 0.19mg mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.053mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.074mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.62mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.12mg Drumstick tree
Folate 13µg 44µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Jerusalem artichoke
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.033g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.003g Drumstick tree

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Drumstick tree
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
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
20
Drumstick tree

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
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.