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Cassava vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cassava
Cassava 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.
Cassava Jícama
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars 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
Cassava 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
14
Cassava
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cassava
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 Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +80.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +108.3%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +80.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +108.3%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Iron +122.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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 B1 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2
Contains more Vitamin B1 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 20.2

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
8%
Cassava
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
38%
Cassava
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Cassava
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 Cassava Jícama Opinion
Calories 160 38 Cassava
Protein 1.36 0.72 Cassava
Fats 0.28 0.09 Cassava
Vitamin C 20.6 20.2 Cassava
Carbs 38.06 8.82 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 16 12 Cassava
Potassium 271 150 Cassava
Magnesium 21 12 Cassava
Sugars 1.7 1.8 Jícama
Fiber 1.8 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.1 0.048 Cassava
Zinc 0.34 0.16 Cassava
Starch
Phosphorus 27 18 Cassava
Sodium 14 4 Jícama
Vitamin A 13 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.19 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.02 Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.048 0.029 Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.854 0.2 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.107 0.135 Jícama
Vitamin B6 0.088 0.042 Cassava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.9 0.3 Cassava
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.074 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075 0.005 Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048 0.043 Cassava
Tryptophan 0.019 Cassava
Threonine 0.028 0.018 Cassava
Isoleucine 0.027 0.016 Cassava
Leucine 0.039 0.025 Cassava
Lysine 0.044 0.026 Cassava
Methionine 0.011 0.007 Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.026 0.017 Cassava
Valine 0.035 0.022 Cassava
Histidine 0.02 0.019 Cassava
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