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Corn vs. Jerusalem artichoke — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Corn and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Corn is richer in Vitamin B5, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Jerusalem artichoke is 37% higher.
  • Corn contains 603 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Jerusalem artichoke. Corn contains 0.603g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Jerusalem artichoke contains 0.001g.
  • Corn contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Corn, sweet, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Jerusalem-artichokes, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +52.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Manganese +178.3%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +655.6%
Contains more Potassium +96.8%
Contains more Copper +185.7%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Equal in Phosphorus - 78
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 17% 19% 33% 20% 1% 17% 17% 22% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47% 8% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +52.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +416.7%
Contains more Manganese +178.3%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +655.6%
Contains more Potassium +96.8%
Contains more Copper +185.7%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Equal in Phosphorus - 78

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Corn
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Contains more Vitamin A +1215%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.5%
Contains more Folate +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06
Equal in Choline - 30
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 2% 0% 19% 24% 14% 32% 48% 33% 18% 0% 16% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 17% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1215%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.5%
Contains more Folate +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06
Equal in Choline - 30

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +70.5%
Contains more Fats +14900%
Contains more Carbs +20.3%
Contains more Other +262.9%
Equal in Water - 78.01
3% 21% 73%
Protein: 3.41 g
Fats: 1.5 g
Carbs: 20.98 g
Water: 73.41 g
Other: 0.7 g
2% 17% 78% 3%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.01 g
Carbs: 17.44 g
Water: 78.01 g
Other: 2.54 g
Contains more Protein +70.5%
Contains more Fats +14900%
Contains more Carbs +20.3%
Contains more Other +262.9%
Equal in Water - 78.01

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9250%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +60200%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
17% 32% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.197 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.374 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.603 g
80% 20%
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9250%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +60200%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Corn Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 18.58g 15.84g Corn
Protein 3.41g 2g Corn
Fats 1.5g 0.01g Corn
Carbs 20.98g 17.44g Corn
Calories 96kcal 73kcal Corn
Starch 7.17g Corn
Fructose 0.79g Corn
Sugar 4.54g 9.6g Corn
Fiber 2.4g 1.6g Corn
Calcium 3mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 0.45mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 26mg 17mg Corn
Phosphorus 77mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 218mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 1mg 4mg Corn
Zinc 0.62mg 0.12mg Corn
Copper 0.049mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Manganese 0.167mg 0.06mg Corn
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 263IU 20IU Corn
Vitamin A RAE 13µg 1µg Corn
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin C 5.5mg 4mg Corn
Vitamin B1 0.093mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.683mg 1.3mg Corn
Vitamin B5 0.792mg 0.397mg Corn
Vitamin B6 0.139mg 0.077mg Corn
Folate 23µg 13µg Corn
Choline 29.1mg 30mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.1µg Corn
Tryptophan 0.023mg Corn
Threonine 0.133mg Corn
Isoleucine 0.133mg Corn
Leucine 0.358mg Corn
Lysine 0.141mg Corn
Methionine 0.069mg Corn
Phenylalanine 0.155mg Corn
Valine 0.191mg Corn
Histidine 0.091mg Corn
Saturated Fat 0.197g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.374g 0.004g Corn
Polyunsaturated fat 0.603g 0.001g Corn

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Corn Jerusalem artichoke
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Corn
13%
Jerusalem artichoke
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Corn
28%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.197g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Corn
Corn is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corn
Corn contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Corn - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169999/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.