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Jícama vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 1.4g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jícama Taro
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
11
Jícama
13
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
6
Jícama
19
Taro

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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6
Taro
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +294%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +294%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +258.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.55

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
:
7
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Vitamin A +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16%
Contains more Vitamin A +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +233.3%

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
4%
Jícama
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Jícama
1%
Taro

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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 Jícama Taro Opinion
Calories 38 112 Taro
Protein 0.72 1.5 Taro
Fats 0.09 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 20.2 4.5 Jícama
Carbs 8.82 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.55 Jícama
Calcium 12 43 Taro
Potassium 150 591 Taro
Magnesium 12 33 Taro
Sugars 1.8 0.4 Jícama
Fiber 4.9 4.1 Jícama
Copper 0.048 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.16 0.23 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 18 84 Taro
Sodium 4 11 Jícama
Vitamin A 21 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.46 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.025 Jícama
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.135 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 1 Taro
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.041 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.018 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.016 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.025 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.026 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.007 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.022 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.019 0.034 Taro
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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