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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
Tomato
1
:
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Contains more Iron +1159.3%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +137.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +242.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4065%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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 +242.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4065%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7800%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
5%
Tomato
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
1%
Tomato
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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 contains less Sugars?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sugars (difference - 6.97g)
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 lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tomato Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 18 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.88 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.2 0.01 Tomato
Vitamin C 13.7 4 Tomato
Carbs 3.89 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 10 14 Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 237 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 11 17 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugars 2.63 9.6 Tomato
Fiber 1.2 1.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Copper 0.059 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.17 0.12 Tomato
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 24 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 5 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 833 20 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54 0.19 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.06 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.594 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.089 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.077 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.9 0.1 Tomato
Folate 15 13 Tomato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031 0.004 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.001 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006 Tomato
Threonine 0.027 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018 Tomato
Leucine 0.025 Tomato
Lysine 0.027 Tomato
Methionine 0.006 Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027 Tomato
Valine 0.018 Tomato
Histidine 0.014 Tomato
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.