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

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 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%
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 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
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 +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%
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.
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
Starch g g
Fructose g g
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
Vitamin A 1160IU 20IU Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.19mg Welsh onion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 193.4µg 0.1µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021mg mg Welsh onion
Threonine 0.074mg mg Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081mg mg Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113mg mg Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095mg mg Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021mg mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061mg mg Welsh onion
Valine 0.084mg mg Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033mg mg Welsh onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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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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

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

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.