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Tomato vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tomato and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Tomato is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, yet Jerusalem artichoke is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 39% more than Tomato.
  • Tomato contains 79 times more Vitamin K than Jerusalem artichoke. While Tomato contains 7.9µg of Vitamin K, Jerusalem artichoke contains only 0.1µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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 Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +137.3%

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
Tomato
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +4065%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +242.5%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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 +4065%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +242.5%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077

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.
Tomato Jerusalem artichoke
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.88g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.2g 0.01g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 18kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 9.6g Tomato
Fiber 1.2g 1.6g Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 10mg 14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Iron 0.27mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 11mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 24mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 237mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 5mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.17mg 0.12mg Tomato
Copper 0.059mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 833IU 20IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.19mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 4mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.077mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 13µg Tomato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 0.1µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.004g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.001g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomato 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
16
Tomato
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Tomato
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.97g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.