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Jerusalem artichoke vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Taro

  • Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, and Vitamin B1, yet Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Jerusalem artichoke is 36% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Taro. Jerusalem artichoke contains 1.3mg of Vitamin B3, while Taro contains 0.6mg.

Food types used in this article are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Taro, 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 +518.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 84
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +518.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 84

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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Taro
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%
Contains more Folate +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
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 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%
Contains more Folate +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Taro Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 22.36g Taro
Protein 2g 1.5g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.2g Taro
Carbs 17.44g 26.46g Taro
Calories 73kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1.6g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 14mg 43mg Taro
Iron 3.4mg 0.55mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 78mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 429mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 4mg 11mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.23mg Taro
Copper 0.14mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 20IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 0.19mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 4.5mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.095mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.025mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.6mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.303mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 13µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1µg Taro
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.041g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke Taro
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
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
26
Taro

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%
Taro
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.2g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.