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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
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Taro
Contains more Iron +518.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 84
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +518.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Magnesium +94.1%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +91.7%
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 C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +69.2%
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 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
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 C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +69.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Taro

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (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 - 21)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Taro Opinion
Calories 73 112 Taro
Protein 2 1.5 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 4 4.5 Taro
Carbs 17.44 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 0.55 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 43 Taro
Potassium 429 591 Taro
Magnesium 17 33 Taro
Sugars 9.6 0.4 Taro
Fiber 1.6 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.14 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.12 0.23 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 78 84 Taro
Sodium 4 11 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.19 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.095 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.025 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.303 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 1 Taro
Folate 13 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.041 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.