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Jerusalem artichoke vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Ginger

  • Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, however Ginger has more Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 35% more.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Ginger. Jerusalem artichoke has 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, while Ginger has 0.025mg.
  • Ginger is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Ginger root, 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 Iron +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +61.4%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Equal in Potassium - 415
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +152.9%
Contains more Copper +61.4%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Equal in Potassium - 415

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.6%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.6%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Ginger Opinion
Calories 73kcal 80kcal Ginger
Protein 2g 1.82g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.75g Ginger
Vitamin C 4mg 5mg Ginger
Net carbs 15.84g 15.77g Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44g 17.77g Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 3.4mg 0.6mg Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14mg 16mg Ginger
Potassium 429mg 415mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 43mg Ginger
Sugar 9.6g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 1.6g 2g Ginger
Copper 0.14mg 0.226mg Ginger
Zinc 0.12mg 0.34mg Ginger
Starch g g
Phosphorus 78mg 34mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 13mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.025mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.034mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.75mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.203mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.16mg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Folate 13µg 11µg Jerusalem artichoke
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.203g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.154g Ginger
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine mg 0.03mg Ginger
Fructose g g

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Jerusalem artichoke Ginger
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
18%
Ginger
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.203g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.