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Summer squash vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Summer squash and Jerusalem artichoke?

  • Summer squash is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2, yet Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Jerusalem artichoke's daily need coverage for Iron is 38% more.
  • Summer squash has 4 times more Vitamin C than Jerusalem artichoke. While Summer squash has 17mg of Vitamin C, Jerusalem artichoke has only 4mg.

We used Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 Zinc +141.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +871.4%
Contains more Potassium +63.7%
Contains more Copper +174.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Equal in Calcium - 14
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Zinc +141.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +871.4%
Contains more Potassium +63.7%
Contains more Copper +174.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Equal in Calcium - 14
Equal in Magnesium - 17

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 +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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 +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.1%

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
18
Summer squash
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Summer squash
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.
Summer squash Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Summer squash 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?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 16 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.21 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.18 0.01 Summer squash
Vitamin C 17 4 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25 15.84000015258789 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 3.35 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 15 14 Summer squash
Potassium 262 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 17
Sugar 2.2 9.6 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 1.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Copper 0.051 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.29 0.12 Summer squash
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Phosphorus 38 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 2 4 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 20 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.06 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.077 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 0.1 Summer squash
Folate 29 13 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.004 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.001 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.