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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 Potassium +102.4%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +333.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 46% 6% 19% 17% 24% 15% 22% 3%
Contains more Iron +178.7%
Contains more Potassium +102.4%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
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 C +575%
Contains more Vitamin A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.072
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 90% 70% 11% 0% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 0% 484% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +575%
Contains more Vitamin A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.072

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 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

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Jerusalem artichoke Welsh onion
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Welsh onion Opinion
Calories 73 34 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 1.9 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.4 Welsh onion
Vitamin C 4 27 Welsh onion
Net carbs 15.84000015258789 4.099999904632568 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44 6.5 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 1.22 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 18 Welsh onion
Potassium 429 212 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 23 Welsh onion
Sugar 9.6 2.18 Welsh onion
Fiber 1.6 2.4 Welsh onion
Copper 0.14 0.07 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.52 Welsh onion
Starch
Phosphorus 78 49 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 17 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20 1160 Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.19 0.51 Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.05 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.09 Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.169 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.072 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 193.4 Welsh onion
Folate 13 16 Welsh onion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.067 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.056 Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 0.156 Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021 Welsh onion
Threonine 0.074 Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081 Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113 Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095 Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021 Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061 Welsh onion
Valine 0.084 Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033 Welsh onion
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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 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.