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Jerusalem artichoke vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Napa cabbage?

  • Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B3, yet Napa cabbage is richer in Folate and Manganese.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 33% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 40 times more Vitamin B1 than Napa cabbage. Jerusalem artichoke has 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, while Napa cabbage has 0.005mg.

We used Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked 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
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Contains more Iron +359.5%
Contains more Potassium +393.1%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +107.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Iron +359.5%
Contains more Potassium +393.1%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +310.5%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +107.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%

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 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1034.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1215%
Contains more Folate +230.8%
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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1034.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1215%
Contains more Folate +230.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
13
Jerusalem artichoke
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
12
Napa cabbage

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 the food
Protein
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jerusalem artichoke Napa cabbage
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (difference - 9.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in vitamins
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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 73 12 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 1.1 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.17 Napa cabbage
Vitamin C 4 3.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44 2.23 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 0.74 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 29 Napa cabbage
Potassium 429 87 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 8 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugars 9.6 Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Copper 0.14 0.096 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.14 Napa cabbage
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Phosphorus 78 19 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 11 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.005 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.025 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.466 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.035 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.037 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13 43 Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 Jerusalem artichoke
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.