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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" chart 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 less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
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 less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%

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 +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 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 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 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 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 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

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 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
Starch g g
Fructose g 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
Vitamin A 20IU 23IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
10
Eggplant

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
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
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

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. 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.