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Welsh onion vs. Jerusalem artichoke — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Welsh onion and Jerusalem artichoke different?

  • Welsh onion is higher in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, however, Jerusalem artichoke is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Potassium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Welsh onion is 161% higher.
  • Welsh onion contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Jerusalem artichoke. While Welsh onion contains 27mg of Vitamin C, Jerusalem artichoke contains only 4mg.

Onions, welsh, raw and Jerusalem-artichokes, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +333.3%
Contains more Manganese +128.3%
Contains more Iron +178.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains more Potassium +102.4%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24% 18% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 128% 13% 34% 38% 1% 4% 47% 8% 4%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +333.3%
Contains more Manganese +128.3%
Contains more Iron +178.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains more Potassium +102.4%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +575%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.9%
Contains more Choline +466%
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 Choline Vitamin K 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 3% 484%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 4% 0% 14% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 10% 0% 17% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +575%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.9%
Contains more Choline +466%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +3900%
Contains more Water +16%
Contains more Carbs +168.3%
Contains more Other +262.9%
Equal in Protein - 2
2% 7% 91%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 90.5 g
Other: 0.7 g
2% 17% 78% 3%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.01 g
Carbs: 17.44 g
Water: 78.01 g
Other: 2.54 g
Contains more Fats +3900%
Contains more Water +16%
Contains more Carbs +168.3%
Contains more Other +262.9%
Equal in Protein - 2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15500%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.156 g
80% 20%
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15500%
Contains less Saturated Fat -100%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Welsh onion 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 Welsh onion Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Net carbs 4.1g 15.84g Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.9g 2g Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.4g 0.01g Welsh onion
Carbs 6.5g 17.44g Jerusalem artichoke
Calories 34kcal 73kcal Jerusalem artichoke
Sugar 2.18g 9.6g Welsh onion
Fiber 2.4g 1.6g Welsh onion
Calcium 18mg 14mg Welsh onion
Iron 1.22mg 3.4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Welsh onion
Phosphorus 49mg 78mg Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 212mg 429mg Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 17mg 4mg Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.52mg 0.12mg Welsh onion
Copper 0.07mg 0.14mg Jerusalem artichoke
Manganese 0.137mg 0.06mg Welsh onion
Selenium 0.6µg 0.7µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 1160IU 20IU Welsh onion
Vitamin A RAE 1µg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.19mg Welsh onion
Vitamin C 27mg 4mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.2mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.06mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.3mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.169mg 0.397mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.072mg 0.077mg Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 16µg 13µg Welsh onion
Choline 5.3mg 30mg Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin K 193.4µg 0.1µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021mg Welsh onion
Threonine 0.074mg Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081mg Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113mg Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095mg Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061mg Welsh onion
Valine 0.084mg Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033mg Welsh onion
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0g Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.004g Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.156g 0.001g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Welsh onion Jerusalem artichoke
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Welsh onion
13%
Jerusalem artichoke
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Welsh onion
28%
Jerusalem artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.