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Jerusalem artichoke vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 7.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Jícama
Jícama is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.
Jerusalem artichoke Jícama
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke 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
10
Jerusalem artichoke
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
20
Jerusalem artichoke
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 +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +186%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Copper +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Sodium - 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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21

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
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
9%
Jícama
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
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 Jerusalem artichoke Jícama Opinion
Calories 73 38 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 0.72 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.09 Jícama
Vitamin C 4 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 17.44 8.82 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 0.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 12 Jerusalem artichoke
Potassium 429 150 Jerusalem artichoke
Magnesium 17 12 Jerusalem artichoke
Sugars 9.6 1.8 Jerusalem artichoke
Fiber 1.6 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.14 0.048 Jerusalem artichoke
Zinc 0.12 0.16 Jícama
Starch
Phosphorus 78 18 Jerusalem artichoke
Sodium 4 4
Vitamin A 20 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 0.19 0.46 Jícama
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.02 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.029 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.2 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.135 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.042 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.3 Jícama
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.021 Jerusalem artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.005 Jícama
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 0.043 Jícama
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.018 Jícama
Isoleucine 0.016 Jícama
Leucine 0.025 Jícama
Lysine 0.026 Jícama
Methionine 0.007 Jícama
Phenylalanine 0.017 Jícama
Valine 0.022 Jícama
Histidine 0.019 Jícama
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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