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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 Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +319.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
Equal in Potassium - 429
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +319.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
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 Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +392.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +287%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2.05g 2g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.01g Potato
Carbs 17.49g 17.44g Potato
Calories 77kcal 73kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 9.6g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 1.6g Potato
Calcium 12mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 0.81mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 425mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 6mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.3mg 0.12mg Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 2IU 20IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 4mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.077mg Potato
Folate 15µg 13µg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.1µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.004g Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.001g Potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Potato Jerusalem artichoke
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.