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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" chart 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 Iron +178.7%
Contains more Potassium +102.4%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 46% 6% 19% 17% 24% 15% 22% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +333.3%
Contains more Iron +178.7%
Contains more Potassium +102.4%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%

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 C +575%
Contains more Vitamin A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.9%
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 90% 70% 11% 0% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 0% 484% 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 +575%
Contains more Vitamin A +5700%
Contains more Vitamin E +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +193300%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077

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
61
Welsh onion
13
Jerusalem artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
18
Welsh onion
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
11%
Welsh onion
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
Carbohydrates
7%
Welsh onion
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
Fats
2%
Welsh onion
0%
Jerusalem artichoke

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.
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

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Welsh onion 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Welsh onion Jerusalem artichoke Opinion
Calories 34 73 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 1.9 2 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.4 0.01 Welsh onion
Vitamin C 27 4 Welsh onion
Net carbs 4.099999904632568 15.84000015258789 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 6.5 17.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.22 3.4 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 18 14 Welsh onion
Potassium 212 429 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 23 17 Welsh onion
Sugar 2.18 9.6 Welsh onion
Fiber 2.4 1.6 Welsh onion
Copper 0.07 0.14 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.52 0.12 Welsh onion
Starch
Phosphorus 49 78 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 17 4 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 1160 20 Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.51 0.19 Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.06 Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.3 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.169 0.397 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.072 0.077 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 193.4 0.1 Welsh onion
Folate 16 13 Welsh onion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.067 0 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056 0.004 Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.156 0.001 Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021 Welsh onion
Threonine 0.074 Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081 Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113 Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095 Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021 Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061 Welsh onion
Valine 0.084 Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033 Welsh onion
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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. 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.