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Turnip vs Jerusalem artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke

  • Turnip has more Vitamin C, however Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Jerusalem artichoke covers your daily Iron needs 39% more than Turnip.
  • Jerusalem artichoke has 5 times less Vitamin C than Turnip. Turnip has 21mg of Vitamin C, while Jerusalem artichoke has 4mg.
  • Turnip contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turnips, raw 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 Zinc +125%
Contains more Iron +1033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +64.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 8% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Iron +1033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +64.7%

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
Turnip
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.5%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 70% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 12% 0% 1%
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 C +425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.5%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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.
Turnip 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 Turnip Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 4.63g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 0.9g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.1g 0.01g Turnip
Carbs 6.43g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 28kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.8g 9.6g Turnip
Fiber 1.8g 1.6g Turnip
Calcium 30mg 14mg Turnip
Iron 0.3mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 11mg 17mg Jerusalem artichoke
Phosphorus 27mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 191mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 67mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.27mg 0.12mg Turnip
Copper 0.085mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.19mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 4mg Turnip
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.06mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.077mg Turnip
Folate 15µg 13µg Turnip
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Turnip
Threonine 0.025mg mg Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Leucine 0.033mg mg Turnip
Lysine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Methionine 0.011mg mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017mg mg Turnip
Valine 0.03mg mg Turnip
Histidine 0.014mg mg Turnip
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.004g Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g 0.001g Turnip

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Turnip 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
12
Turnip
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
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%
Turnip
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
0%
Turnip
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
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. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/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.