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Jícama vs Turnip - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
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5
Turnip
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +77.1%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +77.1%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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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6
Turnip
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1433.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.03

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
12
Turnip
Mineral Summary Score
6
Jícama
9
Turnip

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
5%
Turnip
Carbohydrates
9%
Jícama
6%
Turnip
Fats
0%
Jícama
0%
Turnip

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 Turnip
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turnip
Turnip is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Turnip Opinion
Calories 38 28 Jícama
Protein 0.72 0.9 Turnip
Fats 0.09 0.1 Turnip
Vitamin C 20.2 21 Turnip
Carbs 8.82 6.43 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.3 Jícama
Calcium 12 30 Turnip
Potassium 150 191 Turnip
Magnesium 12 11 Jícama
Sugars 1.8 3.8 Turnip
Fiber 4.9 1.8 Jícama
Copper 0.048 0.085 Turnip
Zinc 0.16 0.27 Turnip
Starch
Phosphorus 18 27 Turnip
Sodium 4 67 Jícama
Vitamin A 21 0 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.46 0.03 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.04 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.029 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.4 Turnip
Vitamin B5 0.135 0.2 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.1 Jícama
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.011 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.006 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.043 0.053 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.018 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.016 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.025 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.026 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.007 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.017
Valine 0.022 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.019 0.014 Jícama
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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