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Beetroot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 4.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Beetroot Jícama
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
5
Beetroot
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
13
Beetroot
6
Jícama

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
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Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%

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
10%
Beetroot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Beetroot
0%
Jícama

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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 Beetroot Jícama Opinion
Calories 43 38 Beetroot
Protein 1.61 0.72 Beetroot
Fats 0.17 0.09 Beetroot
Vitamin C 4.9 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 9.56 8.82 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.6 Beetroot
Calcium 16 12 Beetroot
Potassium 325 150 Beetroot
Magnesium 23 12 Beetroot
Sugars 6.76 1.8 Beetroot
Fiber 2.8 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.075 0.048 Beetroot
Zinc 0.35 0.16 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 40 18 Beetroot
Sodium 78 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 33 21 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.02 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.029 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 0.2 Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.135 Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.042 Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0.3 Jícama
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.005 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.043 Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 0.018 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 0.016 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 0.025 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 0.026 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 0.007 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.017 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 0.022 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 0.019 Beetroot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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