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Sweet potato vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sweet potato and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Fiber, however Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Sweet potato covers your daily need of Vitamin A 79% more than Jerusalem artichoke.
  • Sweet potato has 4 times more Manganese than Jerusalem artichoke. While Sweet potato has 0.258mg of Manganese, Jerusalem artichoke has only 0.06mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +457.4%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +66%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.14
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +457.4%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +66%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
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 A +70835%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.4%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 A +70835%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.4%
Contains more Folate +18.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06

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
85
Sweet potato
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet 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
9%
Sweet potato
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Sweet 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.
Sweet 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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Sweet potato Jerusalem artichoke
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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?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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 Sweet potato Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 86 73 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.05 0.01 Sweet potato
Vitamin C 2.4 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 20.12 17.44 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 30 14 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 25 17 Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18 9.6 Sweet potato
Fiber 3 1.6 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.14 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.12 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 55 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 14187 20 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.19 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.06 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.397 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.077 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 0.1 Sweet potato
Folate 11 13 Jerusalem artichoke
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.004 Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.001 Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet 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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.