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Jerusalem artichoke vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Zucchini

  • Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, however Zucchini is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Manganese.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily need of Iron 38% more than Zucchini.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Zucchini. While Jerusalem artichoke has 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, Zucchini has only 0.045mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Jerusalem-artichokes, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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 +818.9%
Contains more Potassium +64.4%
Contains more Copper +164.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +818.9%
Contains more Potassium +64.4%
Contains more Copper +164.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +166.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 18

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 E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +84.6%
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 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +344.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Folate +84.6%

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
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
12
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
3%
Zucchini
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
1%
Zucchini

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

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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?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
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 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 Zucchini Opinion
Calories 73 17 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 1.21 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.32 Zucchini
Vitamin C 4 17.9 Zucchini
Net carbs 15.84000015258789 2.109999895095825 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44 3.11 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 0.37 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 16 Zucchini
Potassium 429 261 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 18 Zucchini
Sugar 9.6 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 1.6 1 Jerusalem artichoke
Copper 0.14 0.053 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 78 38 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 8 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20 200 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.19 0.12 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.045 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.451 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.204 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.163 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 4.3 Zucchini
Folate 13 24 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.084 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.011 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.