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Jerusalem artichoke vs Welsh onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jerusalem artichoke and Welsh onion different?

  • Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, however Welsh onion is richer in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Welsh onion is 161% higher.
  • Jerusalem artichoke contains 6 times more Choline than Welsh onion. While Jerusalem artichoke contains 30mg of Choline, Welsh onion contains only 5.3mg.

Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Onions, welsh, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +178.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains more Potassium +102.4%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +333.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Contains more Iron +178.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains more Potassium +102.4%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +333.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +575%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.072
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 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +575%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.072

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 Welsh onion
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 Welsh onion Opinion
Net carbs 15.84g 4.1g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2g 1.9g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01g 0.4g Welsh onion
Carbs 17.44g 6.5g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 73kcal 34kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.6g 2.18g Welsh onion
Fiber 1.6g 2.4g Welsh onion
Calcium 14mg 18mg Welsh onion
Iron 3.4mg 1.22mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17mg 23mg Welsh onion
Phosphorus 78mg 49mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429mg 212mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12mg 0.52mg Welsh onion
Copper 0.14mg 0.07mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20IU 1160IU Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.51mg Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 27mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.05mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.09mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.169mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.072mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13µg 16µg Welsh onion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 193.4µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan mg 0.021mg Welsh onion
Threonine mg 0.074mg Welsh onion
Isoleucine mg 0.081mg Welsh onion
Leucine mg 0.113mg Welsh onion
Lysine mg 0.095mg Welsh onion
Methionine mg 0.021mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine mg 0.061mg Welsh onion
Valine mg 0.084mg Welsh onion
Histidine mg 0.033mg Welsh onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.067g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.056g Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.156g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jerusalem artichoke Welsh onion
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
61
Welsh onion
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
18
Welsh onion

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
11%
Welsh onion
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
7%
Welsh onion
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
2%
Welsh onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.