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Jerusalem artichoke vs Parsnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Parsnip

  • Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, and Vitamin B1, yet Parsnip is richer in Manganese, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Jerusalem artichoke is 35% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 2 times more Vitamin B1 than Parsnip. Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, while Parsnip contains 0.09mg.

Food types used in this article are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Parsnips, 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 +476.3%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Zinc +391.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 71
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 23% 21% 31% 34% 2% 17% 40%
Contains more Iron +476.3%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Zinc +391.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 71

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%
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 0% 30% 0% 57% 23% 12% 14% 36% 21% 51% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +684.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +22400%

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 Parsnip
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Parsnip Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 13.09g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 1.2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.3g Parsnip
Carbs 17.44g 17.99g Parsnip
Calories 73kcal 75kcal Parsnip
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 4.8g Parsnip
Fiber 1.6g 4.9g Parsnip
Calcium 14mg 36mg Parsnip
Iron 3.4mg 0.59mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 29mg Parsnip
Phosphorus 78mg 71mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 375mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 10mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.59mg Parsnip
Copper 0.14mg 0.12mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 1.49mg Parsnip
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 17mg Parsnip
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.09mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.05mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.7mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.6mg Parsnip
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.09mg Parsnip
Folate 13µg 67µg Parsnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 22.5µg Parsnip
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 0.05g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.112g Parsnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.047g Parsnip

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Jerusalem artichoke Parsnip
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
25
Parsnip
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
22
Parsnip

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
7%
Parsnip
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
18%
Parsnip
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Parsnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parsnip
Parsnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsnip
Parsnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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. Parsnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170417/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.