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Kohlrabi vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Kohlrabi and Jerusalem artichoke?

  • Kohlrabi is higher in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin B6, yet Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3.
  • Kohlrabi's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 64% more.
  • Kohlrabi has 2 times more Fiber than Jerusalem artichoke. While Kohlrabi has 3.6g of Fiber, Jerusalem artichoke has only 1.6g.
  • The amount of Sugar in Kohlrabi is lower.

We used Kohlrabi, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, raw types 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 Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Potassium +22.6%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.14
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 8% 31% 14% 43% 1% 20% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Potassium +22.6%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.14

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 C +1450%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.6%
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 207% 3% 10% 0% 13% 5% 8% 10% 35% 0% 1% 12%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +1450%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +140.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
25
Kohlrabi
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
17
Kohlrabi
33
Jerusalem artichoke

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
10%
Kohlrabi
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
6%
Kohlrabi
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Kohlrabi
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

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.
Kohlrabi Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Kohlrabi Jerusalem artichoke
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?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in Sugar (difference - 7g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Kohlrabi Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 27 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.7 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.1 0.01 Kohlrabi
Vitamin C 62 4 Kohlrabi
Net carbs 2.5999999046325684 15.84000015258789 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 6.2 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 24 14 Kohlrabi
Potassium 350 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 19 17 Kohlrabi
Sugar 2.6 9.6 Kohlrabi
Fiber 3.6 1.6 Kohlrabi
Copper 0.129 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.03 0.12 Jerusalem artichoke
Starch
Phosphorus 46 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 20 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 36 20 Kohlrabi
Vitamin E 0.48 0.19 Kohlrabi
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.165 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.15 0.077 Kohlrabi
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 16 13 Kohlrabi
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.013 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.004 Kohlrabi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.001 Kohlrabi
Tryptophan 0.01 Kohlrabi
Threonine 0.049 Kohlrabi
Isoleucine 0.078 Kohlrabi
Leucine 0.067 Kohlrabi
Lysine 0.056 Kohlrabi
Methionine 0.013 Kohlrabi
Phenylalanine 0.039 Kohlrabi
Valine 0.05 Kohlrabi
Histidine 0.019 Kohlrabi
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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. Kohlrabi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168424/nutrients
  2. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/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.