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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 Sugars.

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
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Turnip
Contains more Iron +1033.3%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Contains more Iron +1033.3%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -94%
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 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 70% 0% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 0% 1% 12%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
6%
Turnip
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
0%
Turnip

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 Turnip
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Turnip
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?
Turnip
Turnip contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Turnip Opinion
Calories 73 28 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 0.9 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.1 Turnip
Vitamin C 4 21 Turnip
Carbs 17.44 6.43 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 0.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 30 Turnip
Potassium 429 191 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 11 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugars 9.6 3.8 Turnip
Fiber 1.6 1.8 Turnip
Copper 0.14 0.085 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.27 Turnip
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Phosphorus 78 27 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 67 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.19 0.03 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.04 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.03 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 13 15 Turnip
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.011 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.006 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 0.053 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
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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. 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.