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Jerusalem artichoke vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Turnip

  • Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B3, however Turnip is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 39% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip has 5 times less Vitamin B1 than Jerusalem artichoke. Jerusalem artichoke has 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, while Turnip has 0.04mg.
  • Turnip contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Turnips, 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 +1033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +64.7%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +125%
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% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Contains more Iron +1033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +64.7%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +125%

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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Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 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 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 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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 Turnip
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 Turnip Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 4.63g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 0.9g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.1g Turnip
Carbs 17.44g 6.43g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 28kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 3.8g Turnip
Fiber 1.6g 1.8g Turnip
Calcium 14mg 30mg Turnip
Iron 3.4mg 0.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 11mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 78mg 27mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 191mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 67mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.27mg Turnip
Copper 0.14mg 0.085mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.03mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 21mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.04mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.03mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.09mg Turnip
Folate 13µg 15µg Turnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Turnip
Threonine mg 0.025mg Turnip
Isoleucine mg 0.036mg Turnip
Leucine mg 0.033mg Turnip
Lysine mg 0.036mg Turnip
Methionine mg 0.011mg Turnip
Phenylalanine mg 0.017mg Turnip
Valine mg 0.03mg Turnip
Histidine mg 0.014mg Turnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.011g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.006g Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.053g Turnip

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke Turnip
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
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
13
Turnip

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%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
6%
Turnip
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
0%
Turnip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
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. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/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.