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Jerusalem artichoke vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Sweet potato

  • Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, and Vitamin B1, however Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 79% more than Jerusalem artichoke.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 6 times more Iron than Sweet potato. While Jerusalem artichoke has 3.4mg of Iron, Sweet potato has only 0.61mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared.

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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 +457.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +66%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Equal in Copper - 0.151
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Contains more Iron +457.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +66%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Equal in Copper - 0.151

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 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.4%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +70835%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.061
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 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.4%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +70835%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.061

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 Sweet 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 Sweet potato Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 17.12g Sweet potato
Protein 2g 1.57g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.05g Sweet potato
Carbs 17.44g 20.12g Sweet potato
Calories 73kcal 86kcal Sweet potato
Starch g 12.65g Sweet potato
Fructose g 0.7g Sweet potato
Sugar 9.6g 4.18g Sweet potato
Fiber 1.6g 3g Sweet potato
Calcium 14mg 30mg Sweet potato
Iron 3.4mg 0.61mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 25mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 78mg 47mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 337mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 55mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.3mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.14mg 0.151mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 20IU 14187IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.26mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 2.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.078mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.061mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.557mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.8mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.209mg Sweet potato
Folate 13µg 11µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.8µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Threonine mg 0.083mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine mg 0.055mg Sweet potato
Leucine mg 0.092mg Sweet potato
Lysine mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Methionine mg 0.029mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine mg 0.089mg Sweet potato
Valine mg 0.086mg Sweet potato
Histidine mg 0.031mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.018g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.001g Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.014g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke Sweet 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
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
21
Sweet 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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
0%
Sweet potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.