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Jerusalem artichoke vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Tomato

  • Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Potassium, yet Tomato is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 39% more than Tomato.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Tomato. While Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, Tomato contains only 0.037mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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 +40%
Contains more Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4065%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +242.5%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4065%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +242.5%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 2.69g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 0.88g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.2g Tomato
Carbs 17.44g 3.89g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 18kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 9.6g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 1.6g 1.2g Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14mg 10mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 3.4mg 0.27mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 11mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 78mg 24mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 237mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 5mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.17mg Tomato
Copper 0.14mg 0.059mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 13.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.037mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.019mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.594mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.089mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.08mg Tomato
Folate 13µg 15µg Tomato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine mg 0.025mg Tomato
Lysine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine mg 0.006mg Tomato
Phenylalanine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Histidine mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.028g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
10
Tomato

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%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Tomato
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.97g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.