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Potato vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Potato and Jerusalem artichoke different?

  • Potato is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Manganese, while Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily need of Iron 32% more than Potato.
  • Potato contains 5 times more Vitamin C than Jerusalem artichoke. Potato contains 19.7mg of Vitamin C, while Jerusalem artichoke contains 4mg.
  • Potato is lower in Sugar.

Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, raw types were 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 Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +319.8%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 429
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +319.8%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 429

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
Potato
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +392.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +287%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 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 +392.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +287%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.6%

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
18
Potato
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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
12%
Potato
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Potato
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.
Potato Jerusalem artichoke
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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Potato 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?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.78g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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 Potato Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 77 73 Potato
Protein 2.05 2 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.01 Potato
Vitamin C 19.7 4 Potato
Carbs 17.49 17.44 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 12 14 Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 425 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 23 17 Potato
Sugar 0.82 9.6 Potato
Fiber 2.1 1.6 Potato
Copper 0.11 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.3 0.12 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 6 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 2 20 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.01 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.061 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.077 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0.1 Potato
Folate 15 13 Potato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.004 Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.001 Potato
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.