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Jerusalem artichoke vs. Eggplant — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Eggplant

  • Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Copper, and Potassium, yet Eggplant is higher in Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 40% more than Eggplant.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Eggplant. While Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, Eggplant contains only 0.039mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Eggplant is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Eggplant, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +1378.3%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +87.3%
Contains more Copper +72.8%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Manganese +286.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47% 8% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27% 31% 2%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +1378.3%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +87.3%
Contains more Copper +72.8%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Manganese +286.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.3%
Contains more Choline +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Folate +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.084
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 17% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 4% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.3%
Contains more Choline +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Folate +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.084

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +104.1%
Contains more Carbs +196.6%
Contains more Other +284.8%
Contains more Fats +1700%
Contains more Water +18.3%
2% 17% 78% 3%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.01 g
Carbs: 17.44 g
Water: 78.01 g
Other: 2.54 g
6% 92%
Protein: 0.98 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 5.88 g
Water: 92.3 g
Other: 0.66 g
Contains more Protein +104.1%
Contains more Carbs +196.6%
Contains more Other +284.8%
Contains more Fats +1700%
Contains more Water +18.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +7500%
80% 20%
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
27% 13% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.076 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +7500%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Jerusalem artichoke Eggplant
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 2.88g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 0.98g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.18g Eggplant
Carbs 17.44g 5.88g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 25kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Fructose 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 9.6g 3.53g Eggplant
Fiber 1.6g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 14mg 9mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 3.4mg 0.23mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 78mg 24mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 229mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.12mg 0.16mg Eggplant
Copper 0.14mg 0.081mg Jerusalem artichoke
Manganese 0.06mg 0.232mg Eggplant
Selenium 0.7µg 0.3µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 23IU Eggplant
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1µg
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin C 4mg 2.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.039mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.037mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.649mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.281mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 13µg 22µg Eggplant
Choline 30mg 6.9mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin K 0.1µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg Eggplant
Saturated Fat 0g 0.034g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Eggplant
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Jerusalem artichoke
8%
Eggplant
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Jerusalem artichoke
12%
Eggplant

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 - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant 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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/nutrients
  2. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.