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Jerusalem artichoke vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jerusalem artichoke and Potato different?

  • Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, and Vitamin B1, while Potato is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Manganese.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily need of Iron 32% more than Potato.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 12 times more Sugar than Potato. Jerusalem artichoke contains 9.6g of Sugar, while Potato contains 0.82g.

Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +16.7%
Contains more Iron +319.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Equal in Potassium - 425
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +319.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Equal in Potassium - 425

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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Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +392.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +287%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
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 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +392.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +287%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%

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 Potato
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 Potato Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 15.39g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 2.05g Potato
Fats 0.01g 0.09g Potato
Carbs 17.44g 17.49g Potato
Calories 73kcal 77kcal Potato
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Fructose g 0.26g Potato
Sugar 9.6g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 1.6g 2.1g Potato
Calcium 14mg 12mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 3.4mg 0.81mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 23mg Potato
Phosphorus 78mg 57mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 425mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 6mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.3mg Potato
Copper 0.14mg 0.11mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 2IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.01mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 19.7mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.081mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.032mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 1.061mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.295mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 13µg 15µg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2µg Potato
Tryptophan mg 0.021mg Potato
Threonine mg 0.067mg Potato
Isoleucine mg 0.066mg Potato
Leucine mg 0.098mg Potato
Lysine mg 0.107mg Potato
Methionine mg 0.032mg Potato
Phenylalanine mg 0.081mg Potato
Valine mg 0.103mg Potato
Histidine mg 0.035mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.025g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.002g Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.042g Potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Potato
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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
20
Potato

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
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
17%
Potato
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
0%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.78g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.