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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 RAE, 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 RAE 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
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +457.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +66%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Iron +457.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +66%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 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 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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 15.84g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.05g 0.01g Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12g 17.44g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 73kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g 9.6g Sweet potato
Fiber 3g 1.6g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 14mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 25mg 17mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 337mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 55mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.3mg 0.12mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.14mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 20IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.19mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.06mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.397mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.077mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 13µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0.1µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.004g Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.001g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sweet 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
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

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.

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.