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Jerusalem artichoke vs Sauerkraut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Sauerkraut

  • Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, yet Sauerkraut is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Fiber.
  • Sauerkraut covers your daily Sodium needs 29% more than Jerusalem artichoke.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Sauerkraut. While Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, Sauerkraut contains only 0.021mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Jerusalem artichoke is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids.

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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 +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +152.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +290%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +58.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 9% 15% 10% 32% 6% 9% 87%
Contains more Iron +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +152.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Copper +45.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +290%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +58.3%

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 A +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +12900%
Contains more Folate +84.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 18
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 49% 2% 3% 0% 6% 6% 3% 6% 30% 0% 33% 18%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +852.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +809.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +12900%
Contains more Folate +84.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 18

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
13
Sauerkraut
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
28
Sauerkraut

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
5%
Sauerkraut
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Sauerkraut
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Sauerkraut

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

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Jerusalem artichoke Sauerkraut
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 is lower in Sugar?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 657mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Sauerkraut Opinion
Calories 73 19 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 0.91 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.14 Sauerkraut
Vitamin C 4 14.7 Sauerkraut
Net carbs 15.84000015258789 1.3799999952316284 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44 4.28 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 1.47 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 30 Sauerkraut
Potassium 429 170 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 13 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugar 9.6 1.78 Sauerkraut
Fiber 1.6 2.9 Sauerkraut
Copper 0.14 0.096 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.19 Sauerkraut
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Phosphorus 78 20 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 661 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20 18 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.021 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.022 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.143 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.093 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.13 Sauerkraut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 13 Sauerkraut
Folate 13 24 Sauerkraut
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.034 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.013 Sauerkraut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 0.067 Sauerkraut
Tryptophan 0.008 Sauerkraut
Threonine 0.025 Sauerkraut
Isoleucine 0.021 Sauerkraut
Leucine 0.029 Sauerkraut
Lysine 0.031 Sauerkraut
Methionine 0.009 Sauerkraut
Phenylalanine 0.023 Sauerkraut
Valine 0.03 Sauerkraut
Histidine 0.016 Sauerkraut
Fructose 0.04 Sauerkraut

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. Sauerkraut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169279/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.