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Garden asparagus vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 0.08g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus 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
28
Garden asparagus
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
16
Garden asparagus
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
:
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +293.8%
Contains more Zinc +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +256.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +293.8%
Contains more Zinc +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 +3500%
Contains more Vitamin E +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +260.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3500%
Contains more Vitamin E +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +260.7%

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
13%
Garden asparagus
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
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 Garden asparagus Jícama Opinion
Calories 20 38 Jícama
Protein 2.2 0.72 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.12 0.09 Garden asparagus
Vitamin C 5.6 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 3.88 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.14 0.6 Garden asparagus
Calcium 24 12 Garden asparagus
Potassium 202 150 Garden asparagus
Magnesium 14 12 Garden asparagus
Sugars 1.88 1.8 Garden asparagus
Fiber 2.1 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.189 0.048 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54 0.16 Garden asparagus
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Phosphorus 52 18 Garden asparagus
Sodium 2 4 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756 21 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13 0.46 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.02 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141 0.029 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978 0.2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274 0.135 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091 0.042 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 41.6 0.3 Garden asparagus
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.005 Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.043 Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084 0.018 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075 0.016 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128 0.025 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104 0.026 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031 0.007 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075 0.017 Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115 0.022 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049 0.019 Garden asparagus
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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